This Eiffel Tower biopic doesn’t merge with the fictional romance the way it should. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France has been a celebrated worldwide structure, designed and nicknamed after the engineer Gustave Eiffel. I’d love to visit the country… Read More ›

Hollywood Stargirl

Disney+ sequel sings its heart out. The new made-for-Disney+ movie “Hollywood Stargirl” is a sequel to the studio’s 2020 film “Stargirl.” Both films are made by husband and wife filmmakers Julia Hart and Jordan Horowitz, and both star Grace VanderWaal… Read More ›


Well-acted stalker thriller doesn’t do much with its “Rear Window” formula. In the Indie film circuit, released by IFC Midnight, “Watcher” wants to be a stalker picture with a certain “Rear Window” ambiance. That means the girl looks out her… Read More ›


What to do in a situation like this. History has a way of repeating itself, regarding all the negative racism going on. Innocent black people getting shot by white cops or white criminals is a horrific example. Others would be… Read More ›

Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise flies in the sequel that was worth the wait. The original “Top Gun” from 1986 got mixed reviews, but became one of Tom Cruise’s most popular films. I saw that at a special IMAX showing, and was easily… Read More ›


A horror film that’s curious as it is creepy. I’ve seen the trailers and poster for Alex Garland’s third movie “Men,” which is labeled a horror film, and I didn’t know what to make of it. The title could mean… Read More ›

Montana Story

McGehee and Siegel’s emotional look at two siblings nearly destroyed by their hated father. A gift I’ve learned from my late grandfather is that he doesn’t watch the trailers; he just sits there and absorbs the experience. I probably said… Read More ›

Downton Abbey: A New Era

The PBS characters continue to be themselves and delight us all the way. I began my review of the first movie version of Julian Fellowes’ acclaimed PBS series “Downton Abbey” with this: “…..the movie version of the hit series “Downton… Read More ›

On the Count of Three

Jerrod Carmichael’s funny and effective directorial debut about suicide and unfinished business. Jerrod Carmichael, best known for his comedic roles in “Neighbors” and “The Carmichael Show,” makes his directorial debut of the suicide comedy “On the Count of Three.” It’s… Read More ›

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