BlacKkKlansman (R) ★★★★

One of the Years Best

Ron Stallworth’s memoir is retold with passion and admiration—aptly Lee’s finale reminds us of our current gut-wrenching racial tensions. Be prepared for a history lesson of shock and awe—it’s about … Read more

Christopher Robin (G) ★★★

A Visit With Warm Fuzzy Friends 

Oh bother, as Winnie the Pooh would say; this is not the live action over-the-top film kids and adults may expect; however, it is true to the laid-back nature … Read more

Mission Impossible: Fallout (PG-13) ★★★★

Intense Adrenaline Filled Ride

The “Mission Impossible” film series launched in 1996 produced by and starring Tom Cruise at age 33 brought Cruise’s action skills to the forefront. In “Fallout,” 2018, the sixth film in … Read more

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG-13) ★★★½

Mamma Mia, How Could We Ever Forget You?

Opening the musical Mamma Mia 2 in the middle of an unseasonably sweltering, summer, is brilliant marketing—especially if your vacation plans are late August as you’ll be … Read more

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (PG) ★½

A Few Tender Moments and Catchy Songs Can’t Save this Sinking Ship

As a relentless advocate for quality children’s films, the Hotel Transylvania animated series (2012, 2015) has never been high on my list—especially now … Read more

Ant-Man and The Wasp (PG-13) ★★★½

New Female Superhero “The Wasp” has Equal Star Billing

Paul Rudd is back in all of his goofy glory as dad (Scott Lang) also known as Ant-Man in the follow-up to Ant-Man (2015). Here’s the … Read more

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (R) ★★½

Benicio Del Toro Soars, Giving an Outstanding Performance in this Bleak and Dark Role

Violent anti-heroes (CIA operative) Josh Brolin and (ex-lawyer, prosecutor, hit-man) Benicio Del Toro minus the much-needed government moral compass of (FBI … Read more

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (R) ★★½ by J. DeLong

Sicario: Day of the Soldado – Too Soon

When Sicario came out in the fall of 2015, it was a critical and commercial success with outstanding performances and a visual flair from the filmmakers. The … Read more

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (PG-13) ★★★

The Dinosaurs Have Left the Island…They Could Now Be in Your Homes

If you’re expecting to hear the word “run” and view people with horrified (panic-stricken) expressions on their faces while desperately fleeing hungry meat-eating … Read more

Incredibles 2 (PG) ★★★★

Timely Messages of Marriage Equality and Female Empowerment

Pixar’s long awaited animated sequel to the Incredibles (2004) is a laugh-out-loud summer popcorn flick that guarantees to strike a chord with all family members. Not veering … Read more

Annihilation (R) ★★★

Although a Box Office Disappointment, Annihilation is Worth Renting

If you missed Annihilation when it hit theaters in February, you are not alone. The sci-fi / horror flick came out at the same time that … Read more

Set It Up (TV-14) ★★★

Netflix Sets Itself Up for a Future in Rom-Coms

It seems as though finding a healthy work-life balance is a struggle for many Americans these days. People are constantly on the go and connected to … Read more

Won’t You Be My Neighbor (PG-13) ★★★★

Fred Rogers An American Hero to Children of the World

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? by director Morgan Neville offers an in-depth look at Fred Rogers, the man behind the PBS children’s program, Mister Roger’s … Read more

Ocean’s 8 (PG-13) ★★★

Female Glam-Caper Steals the Spotlight

Ocean’s 8, the female answer to the three previous Oceans’ heist movies, (Ocean’s Eleven 2001, Ocean’s Twelve 2004, and Ocean’s Thirteen 2007) is exquisitely cast with (Sandra Bullock, … Read more

RBG (PG) ★★★★

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Petite but Mighty Force

Upon the conclusion of RBG, a joyous smile stretched across my face, as the feeling of pure elation was my first reaction—yes, 84-year-old Supreme Court Justice … Read more

Adrift (PG-13) ★★★

Shailene Woodley’s  Star Sails to New Heights 

Shailene Woodley’s breakout role as the spunky oldest daughter of George Clooney in The Descendants (2011) has proven her acting abilities aren’t a one-off—in fact she’s been sailing … Read more

Deadpool 2 (R) ★★★

Cynical, Potty-mouth Anti-hero is Fun!

To begin, I’m strongly advising you see Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, before attempting to view Deadpool 2. The original highly successful R rated film is the … Read more

Book Club (PG-13) ★★★½

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Wine Bottle

For those of us that are currently in a book club or those of us who’ve been in one in the past, we are undeniably privy to the … Read more

Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) ★★★½

Younger Hans Solo Has Grit and Drive

Solo: A Star Wars Story is a fun-filled, entertaining prequel; mostly due to its lead and co-stars. Alden Ehrenreich (Hans Solo) first caught my attention in the romantic … Read more

Always At the Carlyle ★★

Check in to Live with the Stars

I’ve always maintained that The Carlyle Hotel is a captivating art enthusiast destination in New York City due to the paintings of Ludwig Bemelman that adorn the walls … Read more

Life of the Party (PG-13)★★★

McCarthy’s Sweet Mom-Com Has a Ginormous Heart

Undeniably, Melissa McCarthy is one of the funniest women working in Hollywood to date. After her break-out role in Bridesmaids (2011), the female version of The Hangover, … Read more

Tully (R) ★★★½

Authentic Portrayal of Motherhood

Tully is a female character driven movie from the heart, which mothers universally will champion and applaud for its realism—to be clear, it is not the flawlessly staged Mommy Blog Instagram … Read more

Beirut (R) ★★★½

A Triller with John Hamm Leading the Way

Beirut once known as the Paris of the Middle East hasn’t seen those days of glory since the 1975 Civil War, the 1982 Lebanon War with Israel, … Read more

Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) ★★½ by S. Knight Adamson

Both Exciting and Exhausting, the Underwhelming Supervillain Further Bogs Down the Overwhelming Amount of Characters and Scope

Avengers: Infinity War is part one of a ten-year Marvel finale, that includes 18 movies starting in 2008 … Read more