Movie Reviews

The Holdovers stars Paul Giamatti as Paul Hunham, a professor at a New England boarding school called Barton Academy, in 1970.  Hunham doesn’t seem to have much enthusiasm for teaching, if he ever did; he’s fed up with the pampered, spoiled rich kids he sees in his classr

The Marvels serves as a sequel both to 2019’s Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, but also to Ms. Marvel (which introduced young Kamala Khan) and WandaVision (which introduced Monica Rambeau, who was the daughter of Carol’s friend Maria Rambeau, played b

The Creator is set in 2055, in a world in which A.I. has evolved to the point that robots and humanoid “simulants” look and act very human.  But after A.I. detonated a nuclear warhead in Los Angeles, the United States declared war on all A.I. and used its military might t

Hypnotic stars Ben Affleck as Danny Rourke, a cop whose daughter mysteriously vanished years earlier.  As the film opens, he and his partner Nicks (J. D. Pardo) are assigned to stake out a bank, because they’ve received an anonymous tip of an impending robbery.  Despite their

I was blown away by the Barbie movie when I saw it at the end of the summer.  I have some friends who thought this movie wouldn’t be in my wheelhouse… but I’m a big believer in the idea that one can craft compelling, entertaining, and moving stories out of corporate

Damien Chazelle’s Babylon depicts the world of Hollywood in the late twenties and early thirties, the time when sound was first introduced into movies.  We follow the shifting fortunes of several individuals at different levels of success (or lack thereof) in Hollywood.  Manny

The film Tetris, available to watch on Apple TV+, tells the story of the efforts to market the video game Tetris for sale in the U.S. in the late eighties.  The film focuses on game designer Henk Rogers, who first learns of Tetris when he sees a demonstration at a CES (Consumer Elect