Movie reviews
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KIDNAP * * (Car chase in real time) Joyce, like many mothers and grandmothers, did not want to see a movie about a little boy being kidnapped, so this one's on me. Halle Berry plays a single mother who takes her six-year-old son to the park. She's a more
DETROIT * * * (Based on violent 1967 Detroit riots) You will need a strong stomach to sit through this extremely violent, depressing recounting of actual events of police brutality and uncontrolled rioting on the streets of Detroit 50 years ago. more
mother! * * (Joyce) * * (Don) (Confusing allegorical horror) We, like most critics, disagreed on this one. First of all, it is a tense, violent horror story. Second, it is an allegory, with many biblical references. The star, Jennifer Lawrence, more
MOLLY'S GAME * * * * (Based on actual poker game entrepreneur) Jessica Chastain gives a strong performance as Molly Bloom, the former competitive skier who becomes the leading organizer of high stakes poker games. Molly is indicted for collusion with the more
WONDER * * * (Feel-good tale of young boy) Jacob Tremblay plays young Augie, a boy born disfigured to loving parents (Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson). Augie has had 27 surgeries on his face and still looks quite different from your average fifth grader. more
INGRID GOES WEST * (Social media hits new low) What we have here is a film about social media starring an unsociable, insecure, obsessive-compulsive teenager that we hated with a passion. Maybe the younger crowd will enjoy the story of a stalker who is more
GOOD TIME * * (Choppy, unrealistic crime drama) I didn't have that good a time at this choppy, unrealistic crime drama, in spite of a good performance by Robert Pattinson as a down-on-his-heels bank robber who keeps getting deeper and deeper in more
ONLY THE BRAVE * * * (Based on true story of Granite Mountain Firefighters) You may remember the tragic story of the Granite Mountain hotshot firefighters and their bravery fighting the Yarnell Fire in Arizona in 2013. Only the Brave recounts their more
WONDER WHEEL * * (Dull melodrama) There are a number of references to Eugene O'Neil and his dysfunctional family plays. Well, Woody Allen ain't no Eugene O'Neil. In fact, he's not even the Woody Allen that used to write clever movie scripts. Every movie more
FERDINAND * * * * (Lovely children's story) Taken from a classic children's book, Ferdinand is the story of Ferdinand the Bull, a large creature who looks ferocious but is as sweet and gentle as a pussy cat. John Cena provides his voice, as he is raised more
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