Snake Eyes

It’s a gamble and we lose. The origin story for the G.I. Joe character, “Snake Eyes,” has more action and fights than a story. So much slicing, kicking, and punching goes on, that it’s often difficult to comprehend what the… Read More ›


If you don’t swat this fly, you’ll get a real kick out of it. Mandibles” is a French comedy that’s obviously inspired by The Farrelly Brothers. One of the elements from those comedy geniuses is how animals are used for… Read More ›


Pixar’s latest is fun beyond the sea and land. Take the sex out of “Call Me By Your Name,” the violence out of “The Shape of Water,” the singing out of “The Little Mermaid,” and take the romance out of… Read More ›

The Water Man

David Oyelowo’s family feature is quite absorbing. David Oyelowo makes his feature directorial debut of “The Water Man,” which is an independent family film about fantasy and reality-a crucial combo for most delightful family features. The opening credits explain that… Read More ›

About Endlessness

A gorgeous-looking film about various people in the past and present. “About Endlessness,” the new Swedish drama from director Roy Andersson, is told from the perspectives of a young woman, who tells the audience about the characters she views in… Read More ›

Mortal Kombat (2021)

It’s not much of a flawless victory for these video game fighters. Originally developed in 1992 (my birth year), “Mortal Kombat” is one of the most popular video games franchises (which I have zero involvement with, since I’m no video… Read More ›

Raya and the Last Dragon

Disney’s latest is a rousing, comical, and beautiful animated feature. “Raya and the Last Dragon” is the first Disney Princess animated feature since “Brave” to cut back on the singing and romance tradition. This is neither a musical nor a… Read More ›

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