Movie Review: Tenet

Movie Review: Tenet
TENET Genre: Action/Sci-Fi Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 150 mins. Where Can You See It?: Only in Theaters Premise: I think I understood about 50% of it, but here goes: in a war between the future and the present, a protagonist named “The Protagonist” (John David Washington) must master inverted time travel to stop an evil arms dealer from... Read more »

Movie Review: Host

Movie Review: Host
HOST Genre: Horror Rating: Unrated Running Time: 56 mins. Where Can You See It?: Shudder Premise: Six friends decide to conduct a seance during a quarantine Zoom call (as you do), and the spirit they conjure starts making its evil presence known in increasingly dangerous ways. If COVID-19 doesn’t kill them, this spirit sure will. Behind-the-Scenes: A true novelty – this... Read more »

Movie Review: Greyhound

Movie Review: Greyhound
GREYHOUND Genre: Action/War  Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 91 mins. Where Can You See It?: Apple TV+ Premise: During World War II, a U.S. Navy captain (Tom Hanks) must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by Nazi U-boats. All hands on deck! Behind-the-Scenes: Tom Hanks wrote the screenplay – one of only a few he’s written during his time in Hollywood. The... Read more »
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Movie Review: Palm Springs

Movie Review: Palm Springs
PALM SPRINGS Genre: Romantic Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 89 mins. Where Can You See It?: Hulu Premise: Nyles (Andy Samberg) and Sarah (Cristin Milloti) meet at a Palm Springs wedding, and find themselves unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other. Things get progressively complicated from there. Behind-the-Scenes: Made a splash at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it... Read more »

Movie Review: The Old Guard

Movie Review: The Old Guard
THE OLD GUARD Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 125 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: A team of four immortal mercenaries led by Charlize Theron are joined by a newly immortal soldier (If Beale Street Could Talk’s Kiki Layne) to take down a power-hungry Pharma bro who is hell-bent on using their powers of rejuvenation in a... Read more »

Movie Review: Hamilton

Movie Review: Hamilton
HAMILTON Genre: Musical Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 160 mins. Where Can You See It?: Disney + Premise: Filmed version of the Tony-award winning Broadway musical about Alexander Hamilton and the “damn fool that shot him” (Aaron Burr, sir), created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Behind-the-Scenes: Filmed during one of the original cast’s final performances in June 2016. [Fun fact: I... Read more »
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Best Movies of 2020 So Far

Best Movies of 2020 So Far
What a weird year. That might be an understatement. Since COVID-19 abruptly shut down all theaters on March 21 (and has kept them mostly closed since), movie lovers like me have had to adapt. This adaptation has taken many forms over the past few months: Bought an annual subscription to The Criterion Channel (highly recommended... Read more »

Movie Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Movie Review: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIVE SAGA Genre: Musical Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 123 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams) have dreamed of taking their bar band “Fire Saga” to the Eurovision Song Contest since they were both young. Through a twist of fate and a little... Read more »

Movie Review: Da 5 Bloods

Movie Review: Da 5 Bloods
DA 5 BLOODS Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 154 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: Four Vietnam vets (Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Peters) return to the country to recover the remains of their respected captain Stormin’ Norman (Chadwick Boseman), along with the treasure of gold bars they buried long ago. Their past... Read more »
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Movie Review: The King of Staten Island

Movie Review: The King of Staten Island
THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 137 mins. Where Can You See It?: Premium Video On Demand (“PVOD”) (Rent for $19.99) Premise: 17 years after his firefighter father died while on duty, Scott (SNL’s Pete Davidson) has been in a near-constant state of arrested development. Living at home with his mom (Marisa Tomei)... Read more »