Archive for July 2020

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »