‘Tag’: Film Review

Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm and Hannibal Buress lead the ensemble in this comedy about a group of childhood friends caught up in a decades-long game of tag. The amount of pleasure you derive from the new comedy Tag may depend on how appealing you find… Read More

SuperFly Review

We live in an era often defined by reboots and remakes that take dated ideas and update them for the modern world. Sometimes this effort works well, as a new film can fix old properties that don’t hold up anymore. Then there’s a film like… Read More

‘211’: Film Review

Nicolas Cage plays a veteran cop caught up in a gunfight with well-armed bank robbers in York Alec Shackleton’s action thriller. It’s probably foolish to wish that Nicolas Cage would once again make movies as good as Adaptation and Leaving Las Vegas. But is it… Read More

‘Fort Maria’: Film Review

A selection of the recent Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, the Kentucky-set comic drama uses improvised dialogue to explore four female characters’ lives. From its opening scene, in the laundry room of a modest house in Kentucky, to its last, in that same home’s backyard, Fort… Read More

‘In Darkness’: Film Review

Natalie Dormer plays a blind woman who becomes involved in a murder in this thriller she co-scripted with director Anthony Byrne. Thrillers featuring blind women in peril have long been a genre staple, with examples including Wait Until Dark, See No Evil and Blink, among… Read More

‘Champion’: Film Review

A former arm-wrestling champion returns to his native Korea and discovers a family he never knew he had in Kim Yong-wan’s sports-themed dramedy. If the 1987 Sylvester Stallone vehicle Over the Top proved nothing else (and it really didn’t), it’s that arm wrestling is not… Read More

‘Deadpool 2’: Film Review

Marvel’s foul-mouthed antihero learns to play well with others (sorta) in a sequel from ‘Atomic Blonde’ director David Leitch. Glance quickly at the poster for Deadpool 2 (tagline: “From the Studio That Killed Wolverine”) and you might worry slightly. Look at all those characters, most… Read More

‘BlacKkKlansman’: Film Review

Spike Lee’s latest tells the true story of two Colorado cops, one black and one Jewish, who team up to infiltrate the local KKK chapter. An incredible true-life story told in a boisterously exaggerated way, BlacKkKlansman is certainly Spike Lee’s most flat-out entertaining film in… Read More