REVIEW: “Isle of Dogs”

REVIEW: “Isle of Dogs”

There isn’t much middle ground when it comes to Wes Anderson movies. As is often the case, his films either work for you or they don’t. They definitely work for me. My wife, not as much. But it’s not because she doesn’t try. I’m pretty sure I’ve shown her every Anderson flick and we usually … Continue reading

REVIEW: “A Quiet Place”

REVIEW: “A Quiet Place”

From the very outset “A Quiet Place” develops a central conceit which it fully embraces throughout its tight, lean 95-minute runtime. But while it’s undoubtedly a genre flick, this John Krasinski directed horror thriller has more of an emotional punch than you would expect. In addition to directing, Krasinski also co-writes and stars alongside his … Continue reading

Blind Spot Review: “My Night at Maud’s”

Blind Spot Review: “My Night at Maud’s”

“My Night at Maud’s” is technically the third installment in Éric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales series even though it was the fourth film made. Due to a required Christmas time shoot and prior commitments, lead actor Jean-Louis Trintignant wasn’t available until the following year. That little nugget aside, the film became Rohmer’s first big critical … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Logan Lucky”

REVIEW: “Logan Lucky”

You could argue that Steven Soderbergh is the architect of the modern heist film. Look no further than his hit movie “Ocean’s Eleven”. In that 2001 remake Soderbergh pretty much wrote his own set of rules for a heist flick and would follow them through two sequels. Now years later he returns with “Logan Lucky”, … Continue reading

REVIEW: “Tomb Raider”

REVIEW: “Tomb Raider”

As a younger video game enthusiast I remember being excited at the news of “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, a 2001 movie based on the “Tomb Raider” video game franchise. It seemed ripe for the big screen with potential to be an Indiana Jones styled action-adventure. While it certainly couldn’t hold a candle to the three … Continue reading