At every point in the movie, the combination of star power, talent, tiredly thumbing noses at the patriarchy, and a daring robbery underwhelms.
The long-awaited all-female follow-up to the beloved Ocean’s series is an absolute mess, complete with gaping plot holes, and a completely flat story.
At first dejected by his rapidly deteriorating circumstances, Rev. Toller replaces God with dark obsession, and vanishes into his basest impulses.
Our kids deserve better than this, and Hollywood needs to be firmly told that enough is enough, and we’re tired of this garbage.
It’s not about individualism, it’s not about rugged heroes or implausible survivors—it’s about a mother, a father, and their children. All the fear stems from our need to protect what we love the most.
How can the past be home to anyone, when there was so much injustice and misogyny and racism, when aggressions were macro and hate speech was the lingua franca of even the hated?
A year before the moon landing, man’s greatest achievement of space exploration so far, Stanley Kubrick gave us the first and still most impressive vision of our cosmic destiny.
John Hughes simply must be defended. He was a singular talent and could be considered the most overtly America-loving filmmaker since Frank Capra.
A lot of reviewers see ‘Chappaquiddick’ as a long-overdue look at the cowardice of a man who lived 40 years basking in adulation as the ‘lion of the Senate.’ I’m not so sure.
We are in a monster renaissance. The MonsterVerse has released two successful films, with two more on the way. 2016 saw Toho release the first new Japanese-based Godzilla film since 2004.
In this grim noir thriller, Joaquin Phoenix plays the disconnected loner Joe as a sadder and more tragically human version of Robert De Niro’s Travis Bickle from 1976’s ‘Taxi Driver.’
‘The Top 10 Westerns Ever Made, Plus 10 More Deep Cuts’ was deeply disappointing to this film buff. So here’s a deeper, better, alternative list.
Ted Kennedy remains the prime example of a politician who retained forgive-anything followers after committing what should have been considered a capital crime.
John Curran’s ‘Chappaquiddick’ accomplishes its goal of telling the story of the notorious events of July 1969 while showing an admirable level of focus and discipline.
Inez Stepman and Mary Katharine Ham discuss classic Western films and spring fashion guidelines on the Federalist Radio Hour.
With their clear-eyed moral messaging, Westerns are a great antidote to much of the modern filmmaking landscape, where audiences are often asked to identify with the bad guy.
These animated dogs will become your best friends.
With a memorable strong female character and an affectionate portrayal of the rural-urban divide, ‘My Cousin Vinny’ is worth a rewatch in woke times.
The heartbeat that drives ‘The Karate Kid’ may be stronger now than it was in 1984. For all its superficial flaws, this film overflows with timeless wisdom for how to raise good men.
Mark Weinberg discusses the relationship presidents have with media, and why Hollywood held a special place in the Reagan presidency.
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