Review: Nomadland (2020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sxCFZ8_d84Director/Screenwriter: Chloe ZhaoStarring: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Swankie, Bob WellsGenre: DramaMPAA Rating: Rated R for some full nudityRelease

Review: Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

The long-anticipated Judas and the Black Messiah only opened last month, at the [mostly virtual] Sundance Film Festival. I was busy working and, besides, high-profile movies such as this became sold out very quickly.

Review: The Little Things (2021)

For a movie that features three Oscar-winning actors -- Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto -- you'd expect a movie to have some substance, or to at least be far less boring and more interesting than the exceedingly dull and unoriginal The Little Things, recently released simultaneously in limited theatres and on HBO Max. Writer-director John Lee Hancock's story not only takes place in the 1990s (which has no real effect on the story), but was supposedly written then, and doesn't appeared to have been updated. I

Review: Another Round (2020)

Mads Mikkelsen has become a sort of international treasure, having starred in both Danish-centered films and others, including as villains in Doctor Strange and the NBC series Hannibal. He was excellent in The Hunt, released several years ago and nominated for the International Feature Film Oscar -- formerly known as the Foreign Language Oscar -- so it was great to see him once again in a juicy role that allows him to flex his acting muscles in a film that takes place in his native Denmark. 

Review: Malcolm & Marie (2021)

Malcolm & Marie is the first film to be filmed, produced, and released during the pandemic. It was filmed with a very limited crew and only two actors -- new Emmy winner Zendaya and Tenet star John David washington -- and everyone followed proper COVID-19 regulations.

Review: Tomb Raider (2018)

Tomb Raider is more about Croft’s bravery, intelligence, and determination. In her first leading role post-Oscar win (for The Danish Girl), Alicia Vikander shines and her months of training for the role clearly paid off. She is almost too pretty for the role and when she was originally cast, many doubted that she could do it physically (no one doubts her talents as an actor). But she definitely proved everyone wrong.

Review: RBG (2018)

RBG was released just a couple weeks after the record-breaking Avengers: Infinity War and, even though one is fact and the other is fiction, the two have more in common that one might expect for a documentary and a science-fiction/fantasy epic. They both feature superheroes, the woman at the center of RBG being much more of an unlikely one than the expected ones in Avengers.

Review: Chappaquiddick (2018)

Chappaquiddick may or may not be an accurate representation of what transpired over the course of approximately one week in the late 60’s. While the late Senator Ted Kennedy — known as the “Lion of the Senate” — expressed his guilt over what had happened, he never told us [the American people] what exactly occurred.