Film Reviews

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.

9.5 Amazing

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

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

Mom and Dad Review: Port of Call Suburbia

Nicolas Cage as a dad who goes crazy? Sold. Actually, I’m still sold on “Nicolas Cage in a movie.” Some of these straight to video movies are more ambitious and compelling than his m...

Review: ‘The Commuter’ Puts Liam Neeson In Dark Territory Aboard A Terror Train

Director Jaume Collet-Serra deserves a lot of credit for continuing to make Liam Neeson a viable source of thrilling entertainment. While Taken ushered the acclaimed actor into action-movie stardom, i...

6 Fair

Hard Rain 20th Anniversary – Rain Hard With A Vengeance!

It rains so infrequently in L.A. that when it does, I have a tradition of watching Hard Rain. The slightest bit of rain in L.A. feels extreme, and a downpour that wouldn’t phase the midwest practicall...

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