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We’re going to get a little blue with this week’s review of the utterly microscopic indie film “Yes, God, Yes.” Both short in runtime and released with nary a whisper onto video-on-demand, … more
Few actors are more reliable than Tom Hanks, especially in a fatherly role set during World War II. So if you’re looking for a reliably tense and entertaining war movie, look no further than … more
Once again Netflix rides to the rescue this pandemic with “The Old Guard”, an enjoyable and engaging action flick that probably wouldn’t have had a home anywhere else. Actor Charlize Theron … more
“Palm Springs” is the first great movie of the quarantine. Finally, a movie has come out on streaming that is just as fun, endearing, creative and enjoyable as real movies used to be in the … more
Not even a global pandemic can keep Will Ferrell from putting out weird, mildly entertaining new movies, though he’s gone straight to Netflix with “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire … more
Anyone looking for a new sort of kids movie to show the young ones should have a good amount of fun with the new Dave Bautista vehicle “My Spy”, which recently got relegated to streaming. “My … more
The latest comedian to try to make the jump from “Saturday Night Live” to the big screen is Pete Davidson, with his slightly-autobiographical, overly-long, kinda funny “The King of Staten … more
For the first time since Hollywood shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, I have found a movie that has likely benefited from not being shown in theaters. That movie is “Artemis Fowl.” Had … more
Comedian Kevin James as a murderous neo-Nazi is only the beginning of the dark madness that is “Becky”, the latest video-on-demand film to arrive during lockdown. We’re still a month away from … more
There are positives and negatives to the Netflix television model and their new comedy, “Space Force”, exhibits a lot of both. It’s too short, it’s gone in an instant and it’s only … more
“The Lovebirds” is another movie that was intended to go to theaters but has instead wound up on Netflix due to the global pandemic. Hopefully this means more people will watch this delightful … more
A good rule of thumb for whether or not a new animated movie is worth your time is to see if they resort to including their own Minions knock-off. If a movie is that desperate, it’s probably not … more
The video-on-demand world we now live in has sunk to new lows with the release of "Capone", a very ugly biopic about a very ugly man. Notorious gangster Al Capone lived a pretty interesting life. In … more
Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh. For every promising action movie with a lot of energy, we’re also going to get a half-baked teen romance movie that probably wouldn’t have ever made it to … more
It’s fair to say that the solid if standard action movie “Extraction” was made far in advance of the coronavirus shutdown. But here it arrives on Netflix as one of the only actual noteworthy … more
Sometimes you just want to enjoy an artsy French film about love and tragedy. And sometimes “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is streaming on Hulu and is ripe for enjoyment. “Portrait of a Lady on … more
It turns out, I like the “Trolls” movies. Who knew. “Trolls World Tour” is going to go down in film history as the first big screen movie to ever be released in homes at the same time as its … more
Desperate times call for desperate measures. I actively avoided “The Hunt” when it was released in theaters a couple of weeks ago — and I was right to do so — but the movie is not as bad as I … more
Hollywood has shut down and we won’t be getting any new movies for a while. We movie fans stuck at home in Rome are not without entertainment options, and so I turned to video-on-demand for the … more
Before all the movie theaters across the state were closed down for the coronavirus, I managed to catch one final viewing of “The Way Back”, an emotional and mostly entertaining movie about Ben … more
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