Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Review: ‘Abominable’

Review by James Lindorf Abominable is the second collaboration between DreamWorks Animation and Chinese production company Pearl Studio. Teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) is struggling after the recent death of her father. She is headstrong and working multiple jobs to fund ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Ayaneh’

Review by David Ferguson Greetings again from the darkness. Ayaneh seems to enjoy her swims in the public pool, and her glances at the other women swimmers are first interpreted as a touch of envy. See, Ayaneh is a young refugee from Afghanistan and ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Auggie’

Review by James Lindorf Director Matt Kane is making his directorial debut with Auggie, based on a screenplay he co-wrote with Marc Underhill. Richard Kind (Argo), in a rare leading role stars as Felix, the former right-hand man of his architectural firm’s founder, who ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Ad Astra’

Greetings again from the darkness. Astronaut Roy McBride’s pulse rate may never go above 80 bpm, but mine certainly did during the opening sequence which features a stunning and spectacular space fall. It’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. Roy has trained his entire life ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Corporate Animals’

Greetings again from the darkness. Filmmaker Patrick Brice is building a career on films that leave us with an unsettled, even conflicted feeling on whether we should “like” them or not. He certainly has little time for ‘normal’ characters, and heroic behavior rarely enters ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Loro’

Greetings again from the darkness. Silvio Berlusconi is a former Prime Minister of Italy, having served four times. He is also a billionaire businessman who has been deeply involved with Italian politics for more than 20 years. Berlusconi is in his 70’s and has ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Yesterday’ Blu-ray

Review by James Lindorf What do you get when you combine Richard Curtis, the king of British Romantic Comedies (Notting Hill, Love Actually, Bridgett Jones Diary), and Danny Boyle, a creator of unique character-driven tales of all genres? This time, you get the speculative ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Shaft’ Blu-ray

Review by Monique Thompson STARRING: SAMUEL L JACKSON, JESSIE USHER, REGINA HALL, RICHARD ROUNDTREE, ALEXANDRA SHIPP RATED: R When his best friend dies under mysterious circumstances, an FBI cyber security expert joins forces with his father — the legendary cop John Shaft — to ...Read More