Review: “The Green Knight”

My opening night screening of “The Green Knight” was an uncharacteristically crowded one for these pandemic times, and as I stood outside the theater for a few minutes afterward, listening to other audience members react to what we had just seen, I realized that it sounded like almost everyone had a similar response: that they […]

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Review: “Tomb Raider”

3 out of 5 stars. With “Tomb Raider,” director Roar Uthaug tries to do something that no other film based on a video game has managed to do: imbue the story and characters with some humanity extending beyond the action scenes.  By giving the film a more serious and gritty tone—and with an outstanding leading […]

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Review: “The Light Between Oceans”

“The Light Between Oceans” is a gorgeously shot and acted film whose subject matter sadly never advances beyond its tiresome melodramatic plot. Directed by Derek Cianfrance and based on a novel by M.L. Stedman, the drama begins in early 1920s Australia, detailing the relationship between sullen lighthouse keeper and World War I veteran Tom Sherbourne […]

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