Film Reviews

AFI Fest Review: Hostiles – Still Unforgiven After 25 Years

Unforgiven wrote the book on postmodern westerns. There’ve been better and worse varieties since then. The Quick and the Dead and Open Range are personal favorites, while Wyatt Earp and The Assa...

Ithaca Fantastik Review: Inflame Ignites With Unease

Inflame is based on a true story but it need not be. It could just as well be an ambiguous portrait of a woman dealing with mundane circumstances that become extraordinary before she realizes it. Hasr...

Alien: Resurrection – 20th Anniversary Of The Second Best Alien

20 years ago, I wrote a review of Alien: Resurrection for my college newspaper. I have waited 20 years to review it again and defend it after it underperformed and has been considered bad ever since. ...

Thelma (2017) - Movie Review

Review: ‘Thelma’ Unlocks a Disturbing Supernatural Journey to Adulthood

Matt Marshall reviews 'Thelma,' a supernatural coming-of-age story and Norway's Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film.

8 Great

Review: ‘Thelma’ Powers Through Personal Growth

In a year that has shown us many super-powered people causing varying levels of destruction, Thelma scales things back considerable. This is a coming-of-age story relying on how a young girl’s unusual...

7 Good

The Bodyguard 25th Anniversary: I Will Always Love It

This weekend, the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard falls on Saturday. It’s apropos because I saw it the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend and it remains one of my most vivid moviegoing memories....

Review: ‘Darkest Hour’ Delivers Far More Than Mere Adequacy

It’s not often I am surprised by the quality of a film these days, so it means something when I am caught off guard by how much I enjoy certain features. Darkest Hour is a great example, as the film i...

9 Amazing
8 Great

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Review: Frozen Franchise Fred Approves

If Frozen Fever wasn’t enough to tide you over to Frozen 2, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure should do the trick. The 22-minute short will play before Coco and it is substantial enough to address t...

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