Review: “Colette”

3.5 out of 5 stars. “Colette” looks like a traditional period piece.  It boasts lush costumes and production design, a gorgeous score, and an array of talented actors.  But while it is traditional in appearance, this film is imbued with modern sensibilities throughout, flipping expectations at every turn as it tells the true story of […]

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Review: “Halloween” (2018)

3 out of 5 stars. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of John Carpenter’s “Halloween,” the slasher movie that reinvented the horror genre and made Michael Myers one of the scariest villains in film history.  It has also spawned a whopping seven sequels (not including a remake and a sequel to the […]

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Review: “First Man”

3.5 out of 5 stars. The first man to walk on the moon.  As far as real life space stories go, it doesn’t get any bigger than that.  And yet director Damien Chazelle’s new film “First Man,” which details astronaut Neil Armstrong’s life and career from his entry into the space program at NASA to […]

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Review: “Venom”

2 out of 5 stars. “Venom” is an awful movie.  It’s so mind-numbingly stupid, it’s difficult to believe that it was made with (likely) all seriousness.  But there’s something so wacky in the film’s violence and humor, in addition to a strong lead performance by Tom Hardy, that it enters the realm of movies that […]

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