Guy Ritchie’s new film “Wrath of Man” opens much like Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight,” which was inspired by Michael Mann’s “Heat."
Glenn Close again portrays a mother who has all but given up on an addicted daughter, this time portrayed by Mila Kunis (“Black Swan”). Rodrigo García writes and directors here, and while he’s an under-appreciated director of drama and female leading roles, this isn’t his strongest work.
For those of you looking for something to do with the entire family, look no further than The Grand Kids Festival, which will celebrate its 25th year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 between 20th and 23rd streets on Postoffice Street in Galveston.
Typically, the Academy Awards provide a spotlight for general audiences to gain awareness of films they may never heard of. This year, with all nominees being available from our living rooms, more viewers will have seen this years nominees than ever before.
If you’re curious how the pandemic has affected the quality of some upcoming films, “Vanquish” is a good example of a bad one.
“Voyagers,” from Neil Burger, the director of “Divergent,” is a mixed bag of different genre elements, wrapped up into one sci-fi political allegory.
“Godzilla vs. Kong” is the sequel to “Godzilla King of Monsters” (2019), which also featured Kyle Chandler. That film was a sequel to "Kong: Skull Island" (2017), the Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson post-Vietnam war flick.
Some films are disadvantaged before opening credits. “The Courier” is a “spy film” that specifically isn’t a “spy thriller.” So leave any notions of James Bond or Tom Clancy at the door.
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.