Film

  • Film Review: <em>Lazy Susan</em>

    Film Review: Lazy Susan

    In the new comedy Lazy Susan, actor Sean Hayes--of Will & Grace fame--plays a woman named Susan who has pretty much given up on life. She is an unemployed slob who...

  • Quarantine Brings the Movie Theater to You

    Quarantine Brings the Movie Theater to You

    As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Hollywood has been forced to make some changes. With theaters shut down, the deadline for digital...

  • Film Review: <em>Jay and Silent Bob Reboot</em>

    Film Review: Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

    After a very limited run in theaters, Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Reboot is now streaming on Amazon Prime. This filmed-in-the-New-Orleans-area movie is for Smith...

  • Film Review: <em>Blow the Man Down</em>

    Film Review: Blow the Man Down

    Now streaming on Amazon Prime, the new film Blow the Man Down is an effective small-town noir.
    Written and directed by Danielle Krudy and Bridget Savage Cole,...

  • Classic Movies for the Couch

    Classic Movies for the Couch

    Welcome to "Classic Movies for the Couch," a haven for prospective film-lovers in the New Orleans area and beyond. If you are reading this, then you are likely already a follower...

  • Film Review: SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL

    Film Review: Spenser Confidential

    Netflix recently premiered Spenser Confidential, from director Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon, Friday Night Lights). For better and for worse, it feels like a throwback to mid-range...

  • Film Review: THE  INVISIBLE MAN

    Film Review: The Invisible Man

    This new rendition of The Invisible Man has--besides a man that can become invisible--nothing to do with H.G. Wells's classic novel, nor does it have much in common with director...

  • Movie Review: <em>Portrait of a Lady on Fire</em>

    Movie Review: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    February 2020, available on Hulu
    In late 1700's France, Marianne (No​émie Merlant)​ takes a boat to an isolated island. She's been commissioned to paint...

  • Film Review: ONWARD

    Film Review: Onward

    Disney/Pixar's new fantasy adventure Onward is a fine family film but does not soar to the heights of Pixar classics like the Toy Story quartet or Coco. The movie is set in a...

  • Film Review: THE HUNT

    Film Review: The Hunt

    Last summer, the horror-comedy-thriller The Hunt was postponed after Internet denizens objected to the unseen film's violence and premise in the wake of mass shootings in Dayton...

  • Film Review: WENDY

    Film Review: Wendy

    Wendy, director Benh Zeitlin's follow-up to 2012's Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, received lukewarm reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. Those reactions were...

  • Film Review <em>Sonic the Hedgehog</em>

    Film Review Sonic the Hedgehog

    When I see that a movie coming out is based on a video game, my PTSD from sitting through video game-inspired movies during the '90s, like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter or Super...

  • Film Review: <em>Downhill</em>

    Film Review: Downhill

    I was not as enamored with the 2014 Swedish film Force Majeure as many critics were, so I hoped that its American remake, Downhill, might be more appealing. However, Downhill sadly...

  • Film Review: <em>Birds of Prey</em>

    Film Review: Birds of Prey

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Haley Quinn) plays like a twisted, punk comic book version of John Cassavetes' 1980 film Gloria. In that film, a gangster's...

  • Film Critic's Picks for Best Films of 2019

    Film Critic's Picks for Best Films of 2019

    Vicari's Best Films of 2019
    by David Vicari Awards season means that it is time for me to list my ten favorite movie from the previous year. First, here are some 2019...

  • Film Review: <em>The Gentlemen</em>

    Film Review: The Gentlemen

    Writer-director Guy Ritchie (Snatch; Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels) has had an up-and-down career. His latest, The Gentlemen, has some amusing stretches, but peters out...

  • Film Review: <em>Dolittle</em>

    Film Review: Dolittle

    When Hollywood has a family-friendly adventure film with an all-star cast (Robert Downey, Jr. plus the voices of Remi Malek, Emma Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Ralph Fiennes,...

  • Film Review: <em>Bad Boys for Life</em>

    Film Review: Bad Boys for Life

    For me, the third time really is the charm with the Bad Boys films. I truly disliked the Michael Bay directed Bad Boys (1995) and Bad Boys II (2003). I just don't like the way...

  • Dueling Critics: Best Movies of the Decade (2010-2019)

    Dueling Critics: Best Movies of the Decade (2010-2019)

    Fritz: The decade is over, which is always a fun time for film critics because we get to revisit our favorite films of the decade. The first I'll bring up is Mad Max: Fury...

  • Film Review: <em>1927</em>

    Film Review: 1917

    Alfred Hitchcock's Rope was a movie where the director created the illusion that the film had been made in one uninterrupted take. Sam Mendes tries a similar experiment with...

  • Film Review: <em>Uncut Gems</em>

    Film Review: Uncut Gems

    Adam Sandler is Howard Ratner, a high-strung New York jeweler with a gambling addiction. When he smells a potentially big pay day involving an opal, Howard goes on a hectic...

  • Film Review: <em>Little Women</em>

    Film Review: Little Women

    Louisa May Alcott's classic 1868 novel Little Women makes another trip to the big screen at the hands of writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird). The new adaptation makes for a...

  • Film Review: <em>Cats</em>

    Film Review: Cats

    Cats-a cinematic reproduction of the hit Broadway show, based upon a T.S. Elliot poem-is one of the more infuriating films this year. The film centers around Jellicle Cats, a...

  • Film Review: <em>Bombshell</em>

    Film Review: Bombshell

    The story of how female Fox News anchors rebelled against sexual harassment from CEO Roger Ailes is retold in director Jay Roach's Bombshell.
    Ailes (John...

  • Film Review: <em>Star Wars ? Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker</em>

    Film Review: Star Wars – Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

    I must admit that I was far too lenient in my reviews of the two previous episodes in the Star Wars saga - The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017). Maybe I was just...

  • Film Review: <em>Black Christmas</em>

    Film Review: Black Christmas

    What is most striking about the reboot of the 1974 horror flick Black Christmas is that the themes are fully developed in the new film. Set around Christmas break at a small...