Film Reviews

Sundance 2018 Review: Madeline’s Madeline – Illegitimate Theater

I love to quote Homer Simpson saying, “I love legitimate theater.” They’ve made great plays out of premises far more outlandish than a Planet of the Apes musical, which is what spurred his reaction. M...

Review: ‘The Death Cure’ Is A Fitting Exit From The Maze

While never the biggest YA series on the block, The Maze Runner has proven to be popular enough to receive a conclusion. It’s been a couple of years since the previous installment, due to injuries sta...

7 Good

Sundance 2018 Review: ‘Search’ is an Innovative and Intense Roller Coaster Ride

Scott Menzel reviews Search which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Review: Hemsworth’s Horse And The ’12 Strong’

It is often hard to have things both ways. This reflects real life just as much as it speaks for how to take in movies. 12 Strong is the latest example. It succeeds at being an exciting war-action mov...

6 Fair

Sundance 2018 Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Yes. Yes, I will.

Mr. Rogers conjures up nostalgic feelings of childhood for me. I never understood what important tools he was giving children. Of course I wouldn’t realize when I was four but I never even reflected o...

Sundance 2018 Review: 306 Hollywood – Protect Your Valuables

As I approached middle age I found myself reflecting on a lot of my life. It’s only 40 years but the first 20 feel like so long ago, and at the same time just like yesterday. Luckily I saved a lot of ...

Sundance 2018 Review: ‘Lizzie’ is a Fascinating Behind the Scenes Look Into the Borden Family Murders.

Scott Menzel reviews Lizzie starring Kristen Stewart and Chloë Sevigny.

Sundance 2018 Review: Eighth Grade is a One of a Kind Coming-of-Age Masterpiece That Shouldn’t Be Missed.

Scott Menzel reviews Eighth Grade which is the directorial debut from comedian Bo Burnham starring newcomer Elise Fisher.

Sundance 2018 Review: ‘Blindspotting’ is a Flawed Yet Powerful Social Injustice Story

Scott Menzel's review of Blindspotting from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

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