Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Review: ‘Rocketman’

Greetings again from the darkness. It’s billed as a musical fantasy. If you are familiar with Elton John’s discography and history, you’ll want to keep that in mind as the film unfolds. The reward is a colorful spectacle worthy of one of pop music’s ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’

Greetings again from the darkness. Your impression of Dr. Ruth Westheimer might be that of a little old lady who offers up entertaining segments on talk shows, or maybe even more extreme, that of a carnival-type sideshow meant to shock with its taboo topics. ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Rocketman’

Review by James Lindorf In 2014, the world was introduced to Taron Egerton in Kingsman The Secret Service. Two years later he partnered with Director Dexter Fletcher to make Eddie the Eagle, a biopic about the famous British skier. In 2017 Taron returned to ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘For The Birds’

Review by James Lindorf In 2012 Director Richard Miron released the short documentary Lucky Ducks, a profile of Kathleen Murphy, an upstate New York bird enthusiast. For his first feature-length film he has returned with an extended look at Kathy and her 200 pet ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Anna’

Review by David Ferguson Greetings again from the darkness. Loneliness in middle-age is recognizable regardless of citizenry, gender or geography. Writer-Director Dekel Berenson exposes this on screen as we watch Anna (Svetlana Alekseevna Barandich) slogging through another day at the butcher shop where she ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Favourites’

Review by David Ferguson Greetings again from the darkness. With his fifth short film, writer-director Martin Monk shows us the unique way in which two human beings, once strangers to each other, can connect in way that has a substantial emotional impact. Sofia (Lia ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Souvenir’

Greetings again from the darkness. Viewers of writer-director Joanna Hogg’s semi-autobiographical feature will likely be divided into two distinct groups: those who find it to be a beautifully artistic psychological study, and those who find it to be a painfully slow watch. Fortunately, most ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Funny Story’

Review by James Lindorf Walter Campbell (Matthew Glave, The Wedding Singer) is the aging former star of a Hercules and Xena knockoff show, currently making a living on the convention circuit. Between conventions, Walter balances his time between his 24-year-old girlfriend and his estranged ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Booksmart’

Greetings again from the darkness. Every generation tends to get the high school movie (the movie about high school life) they deserve. Going back to James Dean in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) and Sidney Poitier in TO SIR WITH LOVE (1967), what followed ...Read More