Film Reviews

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...

Review: ‘Day of the Dead: Bloodline’ Lacks Romero’s Touch

Daniel Rester reviews the zombie-filled horror remake, 'Day of the Dead: Bloodline,' starring Sophie Skelton and Johnathon Schaech.

2.3 Awful

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