Even before this year’s Cannes Film Festival had begun, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep was considered the odds-on favorite to win the Palme D’Or, which it ultimately did. Not bad guesswork, given that nobody had seen the film, nor any of the others in competition, yet. Show More Summary
It’s the plot of a certain kind of action movie or video game that we’ve all seen and played a thousand times: the big bad robot/alien/lizard comes crashing into town and the only thing that will stop it is when an unlikely band of allies group up and save the world. If politics and business are a game, as so … [More]
If you haven't seen THE BABADOOK yet, it's time to adjust the priorities in your life. There's no doubt you've heard the hype - you can read The Arrow's review HERE and my review HERE - but until you've sat down with it for yourself, you really don't know what you're missing out on. Show More Summary
There are so many movies released every Friday that no single critic has a prayer of seeing them all. But as it happens this week, I've seen several that deserve comment, if only briefly. Let's start with The Theory of Everything, which some are touting as an Oscar contender. Show More Summary
Movie Review Jackie K Cooper "St Vincent" (The Weinstein Company) Alright America, let's show some love for "St. Vincent", the new film starring Bill Murray. If you have not yet seen it get up and go to a theater near you where hopefully it is playing. Show More Summary
Pride is the kind of movie that is best seen without knowing its storyline going in. Because it delivers something quite different than you expect, based on the kind of movie it seems to be. Even if you do know the plot (which dealsShow More Summary
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen such a hard swing with such a loud miss. Lucy truly deserves an A for effort; and in the world of this film, effort probably does start with the letter A. After all, in the world of this movie, 1 plus 1 does not equal 2, life […]
Richard Sherman knows about being "the best"... so we had to ask the guy -- What's the best movie you've seen recently? It's not "Transformers"... or "Planet of the Apes"... or "X-Men"... it's something a little more animated. Coupl...
There’s a conceit at the center of Richard Linklater‘s new film Boyhood that imbues it with a unique and wonderful power absolutely absent from any other movie. It’s usually hyperbole to say a film is unlike anything you’ve seen before, but in this case it’s very true. Show More Summary
Movie Review Jackie K Cooper "Farmland" (Allentown Productions) It comes as a complete shock to me that the best movie I have seen this year is a documentary by the name of "Farmland". I usually don't watch documentaries and those I do watch have mostly bored me. Show More Summary
Tom Cruise's new movie, "Edge of Tomorrow," is out in theaters Friday and it's getting really good reviews. That may come as a surprise. If you've seen any trailers for the film, you may have done an eyeroll as the film has the feelShow More Summary
Jon Favreau’s Chef has been rolling out to theaters across the country these past few weeks and the reviews have been good. Many think that it’s a sweet film that shows Favreau returning to his indie roots. If you’ve seen the movie, then you know that an app called 1SecondEveryday makes a prominent appearance within. Show More Summary
Tom Cruise has a new movie out this June, "Edge of Tomorrow," and as reviews start pouring out it sounds like this could be one of the best films this summer has to offer. That may come as a surprise. If you've seen any trailers forShow More Summary
Judging by the crazy advanced ticket sales for Godzilla, by this point many of you have already seen the movie. Given the ecstatic reviews that it’s been getting I think it’s safe to assume that the bulk of you are all hopped up on kaiju and desperate for more. Show More Summary
Reviewed by Clark Douglas Quote: "A gorgeous little movie, and I haven't seen anything else quite like it."
JACK COLLINS: Noah: Hollywood Midrash. This is the best review I have seen of the Noah movie and very likely the best one that has been published. I learned a lot from it.Background on Noah is here and links. My own review of Noah is here.
You can't really call this a movie review - I'm not even sure exactly how much of the movie I saw, whether it was 2/3 or (I suspect) closer to half. Regardless, I was invited for a reason - tha...
Relativity’s Oculus (review), directed by Mike Flanagan hits theaters in wide release this Friday, April 11th. You’ve seen the trailers by now and if, based on those, you even remotely think this is the movie for you, it probably is. It very much delivers on... Read More
Movie Review Jackie K Cooper "Rob the Mob" (Millenium) "Rob the Mob" is a movie that has to be seen to be believed. It is based on the true story of two naive young people who think their pathway to success lies in robbing from Mafia...Show More Summary
Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, now playing worldwide, received quite the pre-release beating by Bible thumpers (most of whom hadn’t actually seen the movie, of course) concerned that it took liberties with the source material. Little do they...Show More Summary