Movie Reviews

There must be something in the zeitgeist!  I loved Aaron Sorkin’s film Being the Ricardos, which spotlighted the immensely talented Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, as well as their sometimes tempestuous romance.  And now, hot on the heels of that film, comes Amy Poehler’s w

Death on the Nile is the sequel to the 2017 film Murder on the Orient Express.  It’s an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel.  Kenneth Branagh returns to direct as well as star as the master detective Hercule Poirot. The year is 1937, and Poirot sees a happy, recen

Joy Ride is a documentary/performance film directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.  A perilous car accident doesn’t stop Mr. Goldthwait and his friend, comedian Dana Gould, from continuing their stand-up tour!  The film alternates between clips of the two men killing it on-stage during th

The King’s Man tells the story of how the Kingsmen — the “independent intelligence service” seen in 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and 2017’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle — came to be.  It’s 1914, and the world stands on the brink o

Licorice Pizza, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, The Master, Inherent Vice), is set in 1973 in the San Fernando Valley.  When the film opens, we see a line of kids waiting to take their school picture.  Among them is 15 year-old Gary Valentine, a confiden

Amazingly, Ridley Scott directed two films that were released in 2021: The Last Duel (which I think is a very strong film that was improperly ignored upon its release) and House of Gucci.  I missed House of Gucci in theaters when it was first released, so I’m thrilled to have c