Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 40% The Upside (2019) "The Intouchables" is a masterpiece; "The Upside" which is the American version is a very good movie. Hart surprises with his range, and Cranston as always delivers the goods.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2019
7/10 62% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Ronan and Robbie are brilliant actors and bring the story of the dueling cousins to life. History buffs will savor every moment, and others will love the story of two of history's most powerful women.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2018
5/10 64% Aquaman (2018) Jason Momoa is perfectly cast as the DC action hero but the movie is not as good as he is. Too long, too many repetitive fight scenes, and just a general dragginess to the whole thing.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2018
5/10 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Just about everything that could go wrong with this sequel did. From its tuneless songs to its flat footed dancing, there is no "Mary Poppins" magic on view anywhere.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
6/10 96% Roma (2018) This is a film that is more fun to study than to be entertained by. It may be art but it is not great entertainment.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
8/10 66% The Mule (2018) Clint Eastwood tops off the year with a great stint as director and actor in this film. Plus he has surrounded himself with an outstanding supporting cast. Hold up on those award ballots, "The Mule" has arrived.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
6/10 44% Write When You Get Work (2018) Wittrock, Keller and Mortimer make this quirky film interesting. They bring a freshness to their roles and the screenplay isn't half bad either.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
8/10 82% Instant Family (2018) The casting could not be better, and the story will warm even the Grinch's heart. This one is in for the long run and should keep audiences happy until Santa comes to call.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2018
9/10 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Rami Malek and the entire cast performances are pitch perfect. And then there is the power of the music! This is must see moviemaking at its best.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
7/10 44% Don't Go (2018) Strong performances by Stephen Dorff and Melissa George plus a haunting script make this a hunt out and see movie.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
7/10 72% Indivisible (2018) "Indivisible" is a faith based film that should entertain both believers and non-believers. Plus it has a cast that is a "Grey's Anatomy" reunion.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2018
4/10 0% London Fields (2018) Imagine Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in the same room. No, Well imagine them in the same movie. That is "London Fields," a movie that is not good but is quirky - and that might find it a semblance of an audience.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2018
7/10 No Score Yet Small Group (2018) An enjoyable faith based film from writer/director/co-star Matt Chastain. He hits just the right notes of drama combined with humor, and it should please the choir and others.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
7/10 54% Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018) An amazing film about the arrest and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell who performed abortions under the most dire and unsanitary conditions. Whether Pro-Life or Pro-Choice this movie should be seen.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
5/10 88% First Man (2018) Chazelle drained all of the emotion out of the film and replaced it with a barrage of close ups of Goslings face in a space helmet. What is left is a cold, mechanical movie that praises the space effort but dehumanizes the participants.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2018
5/10 28% Venom (2018) Hardy and Williams have talent to spare but it isn't on display in this walk through it movie. The only talent showing is the special effects crew. Venom is a B-grade Marvel hero.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
9/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Gaga is good but Bradley Cooper is definitely the star of "A Star Is Born". Also worthy of strong praise are Sam Elliott and Andrew Dice Clay.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
6/10 30% Passengers (2016) I scored it six out of 10.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
6/10 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) It's got a lot of action to it; it doesn't require a lot of acting so I don't know why they wanted to get a cast this big.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
7/10 73% Sing (2016) It's just amazing that [the cast] can act vocally and sing.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
7/10 91% La La Land (2016) It's a lot of music and dancing in the movie and [the stars] aren't great at either; they're okay but not great.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/10 74% Landline (2017) The cast is talented but they have all been led in the wrong direction.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
7/10 33% Little Women (2018) A modern day version of "Little Women" has to be one of the cheesiest ideas ever considered, but by golly they did it - and did it up right thanks to a fresh and talented cast.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
7/10 72% The Children Act (2018) A multi-layered film full of surprises. Emma Thompson shines as a woman in despair.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2018
6/10 38% Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018) Good story about a great survivor. Still the movie needs some star power to lure in an audience.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
7/10 84% The Wife (2018) Glen Close shines in a role seemingly tailor made for her, She and Jonathan Pryce head the cast and that is double good fortune for the audiences. Only negative is the lack of motivation shown as to why the characters act as they do in their marriage.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
7/10 67% Beautifully Broken (2018) This is a faith based film based on true events. It delivers its message even if the performances are not all that strong.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
6/10 30% Kin (2018) What it lacks in dramatic impact it makes up being original. That's a real plus in these days of sequels, prequels, remakes and reboots.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/10 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) Melissa plus pornographic puppets equals a movie that doesn't please anyone. Remember friends don't let friends go see "The Happytime Murders".‐
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2018
6/10 83% Puzzle (2018) Slow in its telling but strong in its acting. "Puzzle" will appeal to movie purists but not the everyday moviegoer.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
7/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) A good movie but maybe one or two too many races, chases, etc.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
7/10 53% Woman Walks Ahead (2018) Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes are perfect for their roles, as is the entire supporting cast. Add in great cinematography and musical score and you have a very entertaining film.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
8/10 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A lot of humor and the entire movie is geared to a family audience. My favorite of the Marvel movies. It is MARVEL-ous!‐
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2018
8/10 87% Upgrade (2018) I was totally unprepared for how good this movie is. A great script that incorporates elements of "Death Wish" and "Robocop"as well as a spot on performance by Logan Marshall-Green.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2018
5/10 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) What in Alden Ehrenreich's resume convinced someone he could be the next Han Solo! Star making role that just fizzled. But long live Chewy.‐
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
4/10 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Everything new and fresh in the first is old and trite in the sequel.‐
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
4/10 85% Tully (2018) "Tully" raises more questions than it answers and that is a good thing and a bad thing. Good because it provides food for discussion; bad because it makes the film confusing and disappointing.‐
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
5/10 84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Too long, too dark, too confusing - and it should state up front it is part one of a "to be continued" movie. The humor helps you endure the overrunning length. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
7/10 50% The Miracle Season (2018) "The Miracle Season" is an inspiring family film but there is no draw except word of mouth. If those entertained spread the word then this little film could find its audience.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
8/10 95% A Quiet Place (2018) "A Quiet Place" is this year's "Get Out,"an implausible film that portends to be one of the year's best.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2018
4/10 72% Ready Player One (2018) Another disappointment from Steven Spielberg. He has come a long way down from the heart warming charm of "E T" to this cold and brassy virtual reality escapade.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
6/10 79% Unsane (2018) An interesting plot plus a sharp performance by Claire Foy elevates this movie above the average.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
4/10 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) John Boyega and Scott Eastwood are two good actors looking for the reason they starred in this loser.‐ Huffington Post
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
8/10 63% I Can Only Imagine (2018) The emotional impact of this film is powerful thanks to its central theme of redemption, plus strong performances by J MIchael Finley and always reliable actor Dennis Quaid,‐
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2018
6/10 44% The Hurricane Heist (2018) It all plays out in a fast and furious manner. For a good time forget the logic and just go with the flow. It is more fun than you expect it to be.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
7/10 46% Red Sparrow (2018) Slow pacing and a good but not great performance by Jennifer Lawrence detract from the movie, but the twists and turns plus a strong supporting cast lift it up to above average status.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
5/10 17% Death Wish (2018) The story is still compelling but Bruce Willis and Director Eli Roth do not add anything to it. The old cocky, charming Bruce is nowhere in sight.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2018
7/10 97% Black Panther (2018) Chadwick Boseman is the star of the movie but he is fighting a losing battle against scene stealers such as Michael B Jordan, Letitia Wright and Sterling K. Brown.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/10 25% Samson (2018) No passion allowed in this story of seduction and betrayal. This is the sanitized version that can easily be shown in churches.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
4/10 91% Phantom Thread (2018) If this is Daniel Day-Lewis' last film performance he leaves us with a mess.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018