Crime

Logan Lucky

My mother just told me she hasn’t heard of “Logan Lucky,” a comedy crime caper from director Steven Soderbergh. I’m not sure how it will financially perform at the box office, since August is the slowest month for movies, and… Read More ›

Wind River

Three years in a row, Taylor Sheridan has written such excellent screenplays for “Sicario,” “Hell or High Water,” and now this year, he has both written and directed “Wind River.” It’s not only a gorgeous picture, but also an intriguing… Read More ›

Detroit

I’ve been receiving a number of riveting African-American dramas in recent years. “The Help,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Moonlight,” “Fences,” “The Birth of a Nation,” “Selma,” “The Butler,” and “Hidden Figures”-all explosive, gripping, and entertaining on different… Read More ›

Baby Driver

Here comes “Baby Driver,” an action comedy that’s wildly entertaining. It has everything neither “Transformers: the Last Knight” nor “The Mummy” have: a fresh script, colorful characters, first-rate action scenes, and laughs all around. Ansel Elgort gives his best performance… Read More ›

Free Fire

90 minutes long, and “Free Fire” is mostly about bullets and dialogue. So much of that and the dark scenery goes on for so long that you start to grow weary. I’m just glad I didn’t see it at night…. Read More ›

T2: Trainspotting

Here’s the recent trend of long-awaited non-animated sequels. “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” is the best because of its hilarious portrayal of Will Ferrell in the 1980s and its A-list cameo list. Others however have failed. “Dumb and Dumber To”… Read More ›

John Wick: Chapter 2

Every once in a while, a non-superhero sequel surprises you when you least expect it, and “John Wick: Chapter 2” is an entertaining example. It’s the sequel to the surprise 2014 action hit, which redeemed Keanu Reeves as the professional… Read More ›

Live by Night

Ben Affleck has proven himself to be both an eclectic actor and a riveting filmmaker over the years. He’s directed brilliant dramas like “Gone Baby Gone,” “The Town,” and “Argo,” but his next directing/acting job “Live by Night” is a… Read More ›

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