Movie Review: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is the latest film from director Guillermo del Toro. It has been described in many ways, perhaps best as an “adult fairy tale.” It’s a beautiful, imaginative film in so many ways, and is already receiving … Continue reading

Movie Review: Darkest Hour

Last summer the critically acclaimed movie Dunkirk was released, telling the story of the evacuation of the British troops from Dunkirk to England in 1940. Now we see the story leading up to Dunkirk, from the point of view of … Continue reading

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Going into the latest Star Wars movie, I realized that I was 23 when the first Star Wars was released in May, 1977. Who would have guessed then that it would have become a global phenomenon and is still going … Continue reading

Movie Review: Wonder

Based on a best-selling young adult novel by R. J. Palacio, Wonder tells the story of a boy named Auggie (Jacob Tremblay) with disfigured facial features. His loving parents Isabel (Julia Roberts) and Nate (Owen Wilson) have home schooled Auggie … Continue reading

Movie Review: Coco

Coco, the new animated movie from Pixar and Disney, is certainly a treat for the eyes.  It may well contain the most dazzling animation I’ve ever seen. Coco tells the story of young Miguel, a Mexican boy who loves the … Continue reading

Movie Review: Lady Bird

Anyone who went to a Catholic high school will recognize many scenes from the new movie Lady Bird. Lady Bird tells the story of Christine McPherson’s 2002-2003 senior year in Catholic girls’ high school in Sacramento. It’s in close proximity … Continue reading

Movie Review: Mudbound

Mudbound is the first film I’ve reviewed that is currently being streamed on Netflix. Even though it’s also being shown in some theaters around the country, most of the people who see it will watch it on various electronic devices. … Continue reading

Movie Review: Only The Brave

Only the Brave tells the true story of a group of forest fire fighters in an Arizona town. They are a local group, who train and work hard to attain the elite status of Hotshots. Hotshots are akin to Navy … Continue reading

Movie Review: Marshall

The Marshall of the title is Thurgood Marshall, the esteemed civil rights lawyer for the NAACP who tried the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education case in 1954, and in 1966 was appointed the first African American judge on the … Continue reading

Movie Review: Stronger

Stronger tells the story of Jeff Bauman, a man who was in the crowd at the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon cheering on his girlfriend, who was running. Jeff was standing near the location where the terrorist bomb … Continue reading

Movie Review: Dunkirk

Dunkirk is the acclaimed new film from writer/director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Night, Inception) detailing one of the key moments of World War II. In May, 1940, after the surrender of France, British and French troops were trapped on the … Continue reading

Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

War for the Planet of the Apes is the final installment of the excellent trilogy which includes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2014). The final segment takes off from … Continue reading

Movie Review: The Big Sick

The Big Sick is an unlikely title for a romantic comedy. But don’t let the title throw you. This is a great movie! It is a comedy about the relationship between a Pakistani-American man and an Anglo American woman in … Continue reading

Movie Review: The Beguiled

The Beguiled, a new film directed by Sofia Coppola, is set in 1864 Virginia. While the Civil War rages on, with cannons booming in the distance, an oddly protected life goes on behind the gates of Miss Farnsworth’s Seminary for … Continue reading