Despite the star power and diversity, “Chaos Walking” ultimately results in a cheap-looking jumpstart that has little emotional weight and a complete misuse of its diverse and talented cast.
While I can predict who I think should win, who knows for sure what will happen at the hybrid award ceremony that will have Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on two coasts hosting the event.
The way information is processed across the screen to the viewer in “The Mauritanian” might not be original (think “Zero Dark Thirty” or “The Report”), but it’s effective.
With most precursor awards leading up to the Academy Awards unveiling their nominations last week, two of those films in the race open this week for audiences to see.
As the 2020 awards race comes into focus this week with the announcement of the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards, one new release is a late-breaking contender trying to gain momentum. Two other new releases are outside the awards bubble, but they are still worth watching.
With the 2020 awards season pushed into early spring because of the pandemic, there are still great films debuting, some that are even worth altering that Top Ten list.
Just when you think you have had about as much cancer drama as you can stand, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s latest film pivots to a different perspective.
To put it simply, “Outside the Wire” is a cheap "Terminator" knockoff, where time is never spent on explaining the main character's creation or his capabilities. Nor does the film ever manage to be about anything useful for the viewer.
Entertainment venues and theaters have been struggling to hold on for almost a year and might have to do so for many months more.
With contenders like Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Carey Mulligan and Frances McDormand, it might surprise you to hear that it is actually British newcomer Vanessa Kirby who is the frontrunner for best actress at the upcoming Academy Awards.
With 100 less films reviewed than a normal year, no film festival attendance, larger budget films postponed, 2020 was unusual to say the least.
“Promising Young Woman” is an original script that’s part satirical revenge flick and whole hardily a conversation starter.
Going to the movies on Christmas Day is a tradition many of us enjoy. That’s typically when some of the best films of the year finally open to the public. Like everything else in 2020, that tradition will be greatly impacted as some cities find their local cinemas out of business.
To be fair, George Clooney’s character in the new Netflix thriller “The Midnight Sky” doesn’t actually go into space. Clooney also is the director and producer of the film adapted from Lily Brooks-Dalton’s book.
It's your choice this week, serious Meryl Streep or outrageously campy Meryl Streep. Which one will you choose? If Streep isn’t your thing, perhaps a time bending love story called “Wander Darkly” might be the alternative for you.