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Thor: Ragnarok

Yes, I am sick of superhero movies, said it a hundred times. And yet, like Michael Corleone in Godfather 3, they keep sucking me back in.

So here’s the thing about Thor: Ragnarok. You know what it is. No need for me to waste time or energy trying to explain the […]

Blade Runner: 2049

Hollywood has not had a good week. The sexual abuse scandal of Harvey Weinstein has rocked the movie industry, rightfully so. The worst-kept secret in this town was that Weinstein, arguably the most powerful producer/mogul/executive in the business, had been a serial slime for decades, using his position, power and influence to abuse, […]

The Big Sick

Before I left on my 2 ½ week European vacation (I know, right?!) in July, there were two movies in the theatres that I really wanted to see: Baby Driver and The Big Sick. I managed to make it to Baby Driver, but, because The Big Sick was only open in limited release, […]

Logan Lucky

There’s no way it could be this simple. Fifteen minutes into watching director Steven Soderbergh’s latest film (his first in four years), Logan Lucky, I felt this wave of joy come over me that was so unexpected. My most favorite Soderbergh film, Ocean’s Eleven (2001), was about eleven guys who come together to […]

Atomic Blonde

There are so many things I loved about Atomic Blonde:

1. It’s a female-driven action movie that’s not based on a comic-book.

2. Charlize Theron plays the female equivalent of James Bond.

3. It’s set in late 80’s Berlin

4. The soundtrack is wall-to-wall ‘80s alternative classics

5. The only […]

Dunkirk

I’ve already heard many words used to describe writer/director Christopher Nolan’s new movie, Dunkirk. The loudest one I’ve heard from movie critics and commenters has been “masterpiece.” Critics are roundly praising Dunkirk as a visionary piece of cinematic excellence that will wow you and stay with you long after you leave the theatre.

As […]

The 25 Best Films of the Decade...So Far

When New York Times film critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott recently published their list of The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far, it not only served as fodder for many a debate among movie lovers of all ages, but it inspired other critics to follow suit and put […]

Wonder Woman

I will admit I prefer the old-school approach when it comes to superheroes. I grew up with the Christopher Reeve Superman movies and, of course, Adam West (RIP) as Batman and Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman on TV. These movies and shows were not enough to totally suck me into the comic […]

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 & Alien: Covenant

In case anyone was wondering, I did see Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2 and Alien: Covenant. So why didn’t I write about them? Well, maybe it was out of respect for their elders (they are both sequels) or maybe it was just a lack of inspiration. While Guardians […]

The Zookeeper's Wife

Just when you thought there were no more horrible stories to tell about the Nazi atrocities during World War II, we get The Zookeeper’s Wife, a movie based on the best-selling book by Diane Ackerman, which tells a familiar (but still harrowing) story of civilians who tried to help Jews escape the Nazis, […]

MY CURRENT SMART PICKS

Top 5 List:

My Five Favorite Female Action Characters:

1. The Bride, Kill Bill, Vol.1 & 2
2. Ellen Ripley, Alien
3. Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games
5. Hanna Heller, Hanna

Rental Pick:

Run Lola run (1998)

Favorite Trailer of the Moment:

Awesome Movie Montages and Lists: