Reviews Week of 2.26.16

LA Times  An elite cast and gritty direction lift the bad-cops tale ‘Triple 9’ In ‘They Look Like People,’ it’s the threat from within that terrifies most ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny’ lacks the magic of original   Tribune  Movie review: ‘Gods of Egypt’ is a goofy mess ‘Eddie the Eagle’ review: Olympic… Continue reading Reviews Week of 2.26.16

SCA Oscars Podcast

I had the chance to participate in the very first podcast for the USC School of Cinematic Arts, along with Alex Ago, David Isaacs and Tyger Williams, talking about the 2016 Oscars. Take a listen on iTunes right here.

Reviews Week of 2.19.16

LA Times  Twisted Sister’s early days are the focus of an imperfect but engaging film documentary Biblical epic ‘Risen,’ starring Joseph Fiennes, flaunts a ‘Game of Thrones’ style Tribune  Review: ‘The Witch’ doesn’t quite come together Movie Review: ‘Race’ Is Standard-Issue Biopic About Extraordinary Man

Reviews Week of 2.12.16

  Tribune Movie review: ‘Deadpool’ plays to Ryan Reynolds’ snarky strengths Movie review: ‘How to Be Single’ has its heart in the right place ‘Zoolander 2’ review: Derek, Hansel and too many friends cram the catwalk LA Times  Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby propel ‘Touched With Fire’ as it shines fresh light on bipolar disorder… Continue reading Reviews Week of 2.12.16

Reviews Week of 2.5.16

Tribune  Movie review: ‘Tumbledown’ almost overcomes its cliche ending Movie review: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ playfully mocks and adores Hollywood ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is fun but lacks bite

Reviews Week of 1.29.16

Tribune  Movie review: Not enough suspense in ‘The Finest Hours’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ review: Eye-popping animation, heartfelt story LA Times A bond of brothers in ‘Mountain Men’ seals the deal with a deft script and fine performances

Reviews Week of 1.22.16

LA Times Believe the title; ‘Dirty Grandpa’ truly is, while failing left and right ‘All Mistakes Buried’ uncovers fine acting with a gritty mood Tribune  Movie review: Chinese hit ‘Monster Hunt’ hits American theaters Movie review: ‘Mojave’ is all talk, no tension Review: Mindless ‘The 5th Wave’ has an unsettling streak The Playlist  Review: Jay… Continue reading Reviews Week of 1.22.16

Sundance 2016

My reviews from Sundance 2016  Sundance Review: Kim A. Snyder’s Emotionally Devastating Documentary ‘Newtown’ Sundance Review: Documentary ‘Jim: The James Foley Story’ Is An Incredibly Moving Portrait Of The Late Journalist Sundance Review: ‘The Free World’ Starring Boyd Holbrook, Elisabeth Moss & Octavia Spencer Sundance Review: Documentary ‘Kiki’ Highlights The Crucial Community And Activism Of… Continue reading Sundance 2016

Reviews Week of 1.15.16

LA Times  ‘Anesthesia’ a rumination on existential alienation in 21st century New York ‘Band of Robbers’ squanders its time with Tom and Huck Tribune  Movie review: ‘Norm of the North’ is no ‘Frozen’  ‘Ride Along’ on a fun little journey

Reviews Week of 12.25.15

Tribune ‘Daddy’s Home’ is surprisingly sweet, funny Review: ‘Concussion’ doesn’t hit quite as hard as it could