Reviews

Major Releases
Film Review: Mile 22

Film Review: Mile 22

Secret agents must extract a valuable asset before local and Russian killers find him in a sloppy but effective thriller.

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Film Review: Juliet, Naked

Film Review: Juliet, Naked

Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawke make an intriguing and appealing match in this tale of the budding relationship between an unfulfilled museum curator and a past-his-prime musician.

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Film Review: Alpha

Film Review: Alpha

The stone-age tale of how man found his first furry friend.

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Film Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Film Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Forget the visual largesse, there’s a strong tale of family conflict buried under all the bling that, coupled with a large, appealing all-Asian cast, just might be the no-martial-arts crossover film this cinematically neglected populace has needed forever.

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Film Review: Slender Man

Film Review: Slender Man

Internet-famous boogeyman flops on the big screen.

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Specialty Releases
Film Review: Songwriter

Film Review: Songwriter

Very upbeat and very bland is this documentary about the biggest red-headed pop-culture figure since Lucy.

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Film Review: We the Animals

Film Review: We the Animals

This boyhood drama is exceptionally beautiful…and poky.

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Film Review: Memoir of War

Film Review: Memoir of War

Semi-autobiographical, murky wartime drama based on renowned French writer/playwright/filmmaker Marguerite Duras’ World War II memoir of an agonizing wait for news of her arrested husband.

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Film Review: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

Film Review: Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich

Evil puppets run amok at a collectors’ convention in the 13th installment of this surprisingly durable series. Look for a brief theatrical release before this formulaic movie settles in for longer life on DVD and streaming.

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Film Review: The Wife

Film Review: The Wife

Wonderful film about an award-winning writer and his sacrificing wife who share a dark secret, with great performances by stars Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.

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