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  • 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...

  • Film Review: <em>Jumanji: The Next Level</em>

    Film Review: Jumanji: The Next Level

    2017's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a mildly pleasant surprise with likable characters and fun interplay between its four leads. Jumanji: The Next Level isn't bad, but it...

  • Film Review: <em>Queen & Slim </em>

    Film Review: Queen & Slim

    Queen & Slim, which was partially shot in Louisiana, has been compared to Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde (1967), but this comparison isn't at all correct. A character in...

  • Film Review: <em>A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood</em>

    Film Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    When I first heard that a feature film had cast Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers - the beloved creator and host of the children's television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - my first...

  • Film Review: <em>Frozen II</em>

    Film Review: Frozen II

    Walt Disney follows up one of its most successful 21 century films, Frozen, with a sequel that's mostly enjoyable but a step down from the original.
    Sisters Elsa...

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    Film Review: Marriage Story

    Noah Baumbach's bittersweet Marriage Story follows a New York theater director (Adam Driver) and his actress wife (Scarlet Johansson) through their divorce. Driver wants to stay...

  • Film Review: <em>Ford v Ferrari</em>

    Film Review: Ford v Ferrari

    Director James Mangold (Logan) brings an old-fashioned sports epic to the screen with Ford v Ferrari with the help of stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale.

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  • Film Review: <em>Midway</em>

    Film Review: Midway

    There is a lot going on in the World War II action-drama Midway and that is part of the problem. Director Roland Emmerich's movie places the viewer right in the middle of what...

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

    Film Review: The Irishman

    The Irishman is another mobster movie from filmmaker Martin Scorsese, the director of the masterful Goodfellas (1990) and Casino (1995). You would be mistaken, however, to think...

  • Film Review: <em>Doctor Sleep</em>

    Film Review: Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep, the sequel to Stephen King's hit novel The Shining (which resulted in an iconic 1980 horror film by Stanley Kubrick), starts off strongly but fizzles at the end of...

  • Film Review: <em>Jojo Rabbit</em>

    Film Review: Jojo Rabbit

    Sometimes a movie has passionate fans and strong detractors and both groups have valid points. This is the case with writer-director Taika Waititi's Nazi satire Jojo...

  • Film Review: <em>Terminator: Dark Fate</em>

    Film Review: Terminator: Dark Fate

    As of this writing, Terminator: Dark Fate, is a box office bomb. That is a shame because, while this sixth installment of The Terminator films is pretty much a rehash, it is...

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

    Film Review: The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse is the follow up film from Robert Eggers, director of 2015's The Witch, and it is an acquired taste. This is a horror film, but not a conventional one. It is...

  • Film Review: <em>Harriet</em>

    Film Review: Harriet

    Cynthia Erivo (Widows, Bad Times at the El Royale) stars as the legendary escaped slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman in a conventional but sometimes entertaining biopic...

  • Film Review: <em>Motherless Brooklyn</em>

    Film Review: Motherless Brooklyn

    Edward Norton does triple duty as writer, director, and star of the mostly successful detective drama Motherless Brooklyn.
    Set in 1950s New York, the film...

  • Film Review: <em>Knives Out</em>

    Film Review: Knives Out

    The 2019 New Orleans Film Festival saved the best for last with Knives Out. It's a delightful throwback murder mystery from writer-director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star...

  • Film Review: <em>Black and Blue</em>

    Film Review: Black and Blue

    The talented Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Skyfall, Moonlight) is left stranded in the underwhelming shot-in-New-Orleans cop thriller Black and Blue.
    Harris...

  • Film Review: <em>Zombieland: Doubletap</em>

    Film Review: Zombieland: Double Tap

    There were no pressing questions at the end of the first Zombieland (2009), so the existence of a sequel - like most sequels - is to hopefully recapture the magic of the original...

  • Film Review: Marriage Story

    Film Review: Marriage Story

    The 30th Annual New Orleans Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday night on a solid note with writer/director Noah Baumbach's bittersweet Marriage Story.
    A New...

  • Film Review: <em>Gemini Man</em>

    Film Review: Gemini Man

    Director Ang Lee shot Gemini Man in 4k digital 3D at 120 frames per second instead of the standard 24. What you get is a sharp image that looks like that "soap opera effect" or...

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