John Wick: Chapter 4

A third sequel that shoots and scores. The “John Wick” franchise keeps getting better and better. When I first saw the original movie in 2014, I’ve never expected it to be this entertaining-the kind that helped revived Keanu Reeves’ career… Read More ›

Boston Strangler

We need a good story for the papers. The second film version about the Boston Strangler comes to Hulu this week under the name “Boston Strangler.” What else? The killer has murdered 13 women in Boston between 1962 and 1964,… Read More ›

Luther: The Fallen Sun

Not much of a TV to movie transition. From “The X-Files” to “Downton Abbey,” current hit live-action shows can get films, which may seem like extended episodes, but actually keep their fans watching and supporting the transition. The same can’t… Read More ›


Liam Neeson needs to investigate a new agent. Liam Neeson is the next actor to play detective Phillip Marlowe, after Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, and Elliott Gould, among others. “Marlowe” is also his next movie to bomb so miserably after… Read More ›

The Pale Blue Eye

Now, this is a detective Christian Bale period piece. After labeling “Amsterdam” as the worst film of 2022, here’s Christian Bale in a much better murder mystery known as “The Pale Blue Eye.” Louis Bayard’s novel takes place at West… Read More ›

Violent Night

Up on the housetop like John Wick, down came the chimney with Die Hard St. Nick. I skip such horror films like “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” and “The Mean One,” because they seem to be in a category… Read More ›

Decision to Leave

A riveting mystery about an insomniac detective and the woman who could be bad. I regret not reviewing the new South Korean opus “Decision to Leave” sooner, because like “Aftersun,” I wasn’t sure if I could squeeze it into my… Read More ›

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