Favorite Rewatchables in 2020

Favorite Rewatchables in 2020
Given the lack of theatrical moviegoing, 2020 was a great year to rewatch old faves or forgotten nostalgia plays. With our kids now 10 and 12, we also broke the PG-13 seal on a bunch of comedies, which opened the floodgates to a ton of flicks. I also devoted the entire summer to revisiting some... Read more »

Top 15 Movies of 2020

Top 15 Movies of 2020
Well, that happened. 2020 was a movie year like no other in my lifetime. Since the pandemic started and until now, I’ve only been to the theater 4 times. 4 TIMES. I can’t remember a year where that happened. I’ve been regularly hitting up multiple movies a month since Summer 1989 (Batman! Ghostbusters II! Indiana... Read more »

Movie Review: Soul

Movie Review: Soul
SOUL Genre: Animated Rating: PG Running Time: 102 mins. Where Can You See It?: Disney+ Premise: Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx) is a sad sack grade school music teacher who dreams of playing piano in a jazz band. After a modestly successful audition, Joe falls into a sewer hole and finds his soul separated from his body and that... Read more »
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Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984 ("WW84")

Movie Review: Wonder Woman 1984 ("WW84")
WONDER WOMAN 1984 Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 151 mins. Where Can You See It?: In Theaters and HBO Max Premise: Diana Prince a/k/a Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is living in the ’80s, still pining after Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor while working at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. The arrival of a new artifact – the... Read more »

Movie Review: Sound of Metal

Movie Review: Sound of Metal
SOUND OF METAL Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 121 mins. Where Can You See It?: Amazon Prime Premise: A heavy metal band drummer (The Night Of’s Riz Ahmed) loses his hearing and has to learn to live with the silence that follows. Behind-the-Scenes: Premiered at the 2020 Sundance Fest to great acclaim. Many of the supporting roles are filled by... Read more »

Steve McQueen's "Small Axe" Film Series Is a Triumph

Steve McQueen's "Small Axe" Film Series Is a Triumph
Steve McQueen is one of our greatest modern directors. His 12 Years a Slave won the Best Picture Oscar back in 2013, and his work behind the camera on such varied flicks as Hunger, Shame, and Widows is not to be ignored, even if the man himself has never won an Oscar. So, how very... Read more »
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Movie Review: Freaky

Movie Review: Freaky
FREAKY Genre: Horror Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 103 mins. Where Can You See It?: In Theaters & PVOD Premise: It’s basically Freaky Friday the 13th. A grisly serial killer named The Butcher (Vince Vaughn) and teenage girl Millie (Kathryn Newton) switch bodies after he stabs her with a magic-infused knife. Behind-the-Scenes: Hails from Blumhouse and the same director of Happy... Read more »

Movie Review: Wolfwalkers

Movie Review: Wolfwalkers
WOLFWALKERS Genre: Animation Rating: PG Running Time: 103 mins. Where Can You See It?: Apple TV+ Premise: In 1600s Celtic Ireland, a young apprentice hunter befriends a wild girl from a mysterious tribe who transform into wolves when sleeping. Too bad the young hunter’s father has been tasked by the nearby town to wipe out the last remaining wolf pack. Behind-the-Scenes: From the same... Read more »

Movie Review: Mank

Movie Review: Mank
MANK Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 131 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: Tracks Hollywood screenwriter and alcoholic Herman J. Mankiewicz throughout the 1930s as he works to complete the script for Citizen Kane. Behind-the-Scenes: David Fincher’s dad, Jack Fincher, wrote the screenplay. Jack passed away in 2003, and David has long toyed with the idea of... Read more »
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Movie Review: The Prom

Movie Review: The Prom
THE PROM Genre: Musical Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 132 mins. Where Can You See It?: Netflix Premise: When a small Indiana town shuts down the high school prom because one of its students wants to take her girlfriend, a troupe of washed-up Broadway actors descends upon the town in the hopes of boosting their PR by championing... Read more »