Movie Reviews Archive

Movie Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

Review by James Lindorf The film adaptation of the Broadway hit “Dear Evan Hansen” is a bit like its main character, reserved, sweet, and kinda messy. Ben Platt returns to the role he originated in a theater in DC before moving off-broadway and finally ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Starling’

Review by James Lindorf Lilly (Melissa McCarthy) and Jack (Chris O’Dowd) are disgustingly happy until their world comes crashing down in Theodore Melfi’s latest film, “The Starling.” This is the first time Melfi has been in the director’s chair since the incredibly successful “Hidden ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Americanized’

Greetings again from the darkness. High School is a challenging time for most kids. Nothing feels worse than being an outsider. Writer-director Erica Eng tells the story of a basketball player caught between two cultures – an outsider in both. She’s Chinese but doesn’t ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Forever Purge’ Blu-ray

Review by Lauryn Angel Beginning with the second film, the Purge franchise has embraced social commentary – income inequality, elections, and racial tensions. So it’s no surprise that The Forever Purge takes on immigration. However, the heavy-handedness of the message and predictability of the ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Copshop’

Welcome to the Copshop, the latest action movie pitting criminals against each other inside a police station with one good cop stuck in the middle. The action is a little slow to kick in since there is a good plot to setup, but once ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Giddy Stratospheres’

Review by James Lindorf Writer-director-star Laura Jean Marsh is best known for her work in front of the camera in films like “Scott and Sid” and “X-men First Class.” In recent years she has moved to both the writer’s desk and director’s chair. “Giddy ...Read More