Reviews

7.5

More of the Same!

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi: R...

Dec 26, 2017Comments off

This film starts where “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” leaves off.  If taken in isolation, I think it’s a very good Star Wars

8

A Creative Riff on "Beauty and the Beast"

The Shape of Water: Goes Below the Surface!

Dec 22, 2017Comments off

This film is an unusual and creative love story, of the “Beauty and the Beast” genre.  The Writer/Director, Guillermo Del Toro, has a terrific visual

6.5

The Most Over-Rated Film of the Year!

Call Me By Your Name: Falls On Deaf Ears!

Dec 12, 2017Comments off

This film is on everyone’s top ten list and has a 98% Rotten Tomatoes critics rating, but Robin and I didn’t “get it.”  As far

8

AAW Performance by Brooklynn Prince!

The Florida Project: The Life of the “...

Dec 03, 2017Comments off

Writer/Director Sean Baker has created a unique and fascinating film.  Although fictional, it almost feels like a documentary due to its attention to detail.  For

7.5

Fine Performances by the Four Leads!

Last Flag Flying: Interesting Road-Trip Mal...

Nov 30, 2017Comments off

Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) is just about “down-for-the count.”  His wife has recently died from cancer, and he was just notified that his son,

8

Inspirational!

Wonder: Appearances Can Be Deceiving!

Nov 28, 2017Comments off

If you’re in the mood for a feel-good inspiration story with a terrific ensemble cast, “Wonder” is just the movie for you!  The film was

8.5

Knock-Out Writer/Directorial Debut by Gerwig!

Lady Bird: A Film That Takes Flight!

Nov 25, 2017Comments off

Finally, we’ve officially entered “Terrific Movie Season” (TMS)!  My favorite movie of 2017 (so far) is the recently-released “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” but almost

8.5

My Favorite Film of 2017 (So Far)!

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: ...

Nov 21, 2017Comments off

Writer/Director Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges”) has made another AAW film, which I like even better.  The film features a “tour-de-force” performance by Frances McDormand (as

7.5

Terrific Performances by Teller and Koale

Thank You For Your Service: “Up Close...

Nov 16, 2017Comments off

As a psychiatrist, I have a strong interest in films involving mental illness.  If you want to learn about PTSD in war veterans, you will

7.5

Chris Hemsworth Is Electric!

Thor: Ragnarok: Lightning Strikes Again!

Nov 14, 2017Comments off

I’m not a huge fan of comic book super-hero movies, but I was in Illinois with Robin visiting our son, Noah, and he wanted to