Pacific Rim: Uprising (PG-13) ★★

Action Sequences Mirror Transformer Films

The sequel to Pacific Rim continues the ten years after the setting of the original film, the year is now 2035 in a science fiction world where monsters are at … Read more

I Kill Giants (PG-13) ★★½

I Kill Giants

Pre-teen Struggles with Family Trauma

I Kill Giants is based on the graphic comic book series of the same name written in 2008 by the famous comic book writer Joe Kelly, of … Read more

The Fencer ★★★ ½ Foreign Language Film

Estonia Gains a Hero

This inspiring universally themed fictionalized story of Endel Nelis (Märt Avandi) an Estonian fencing champion who becomes a role model and mentor to students in his homeland is my kind of … Read more

Journey’s End (R) ★★★½

WWI Drama Shows Courage and Heart

When one reflects back to WWI, images of soldiers fighting in trenches come to mind. Journey’s End, is a riveting account of those claustrophobic tight quarters along with … Read more

Tomb Raider (PG-13) ★★½

Yes, it’s a Non-stop Video-game with Little Pizazz

Tomb Raider (PG-13) stars Swedish actress Alicia Vikander it’s the remake of Laura Croft -Tomb Raider that starred Angelia Jolie in 2001. Both are based on a … Read more

Thoroughbreds (R) ★★★

Director’s Sharp Lens Keeps Us Watching

We all know teens do get into trouble, but how about murder? The awful step-dad, Mark (Paul Sparks) just ‘has’ to vanish from existence, and upper-class Lily’s (Anya Taylor-Joy) … Read more

A Wrinkle in Time (PG) ★★★

Family Centered, Features a Rising Star-Storm Reid

Madeleine L’Engel’s novel A Wrinkle in Time, 1962 was first introduced to me in the late 80s when I began teaching fourth and fifth-grade gifted literature. We … Read more

Red Sparrow (R) ★★

Extremely Brutal and Degrading Toward Women

Red Sparrow rated R is based on a novel of the same name by Jason Matthews. Jennifer Lawrence stars as Dominika Egorova Russian Operative − a dangerous, abusive life … Read more

Black Panther (PG-13) ★★★★

Best film of 2018 so Far

Black Panther is based on the Marvel comic book character, and raises the bar for all comic book films going forward. The film’s genre is Drama, Science Fiction, and … Read more

“A Fantastic Woman” Foreign Film Documentary ★★★½

A ‘Fantastic’ Film

A Fantastic Woman is a foreign film from Chile that is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language. (Update, March 4, 2018 A Fantastic Woman Won the Oscar and Daniela Vega … Read more

“In the Fade” Foreign Film Documentary ★★★

Diane Kruger gives a Riveting Performance

The reason to see In the Fade is due to German-born Diane Kruger’s outstanding  performance as a grieving wife and mother. She’s previously acted exclusively in English and … Read more

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (PG-13) ★★½ Radio Audio 🎙

Fearless Teens Give Us Running, Running, and More Running 

After 11 months of delayed production, due to lead actor Dylan O’Brien’s (Thomas) serious onset head injury, the finale brings the dystopian saga cast together again. … Read more

12 Strong (R) ★★★ Radio Transcript

12 Strong Tagline: “19 men attacked our country. The 12 of you will be the first ones to fight back.”

Here’s a true American war drama by Warner Bros. that’s based on the book Horse Read more

Jane ★★★★ Radio Transcript

Inspirational, Touching and Beautiful

The film is a biographical documentary about the life of primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall starting from 1960 until present day. You’ll view never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in … Read more

The Commuter ★★ (PG-13) Radio Transcript

Action Packed Start to Finish

Liam Neeson stars in yet again; another action film where his family is threatened with death−and, yet again he’s in a race against the clock as time is never on … Read more

Paddington 2 (PG) ★★★½

 

Paddington 2 Teaches Life Lessons: Be Kind, Polite and Look for the Good in Others

Oh, that sweet-natured, adorable Paddington bear is back−here’s the good news−the sequel is better than the original. It’s been … Read more

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (R) ★★★

Brilliant Acting Jolts Life into this Lack Luster Script

With a setting of 1979 through 1981, in England, NY, and L.A., this slice-of-life film is an eye opener into the world of an aging female … Read more

Sarah’s Top 20 (Award-Worthy) Films of 2017

Top 20 Award-Worthy Films, Starting with #1 as my Favorite

1. Lady Bird 2. Baby Driver 3. Dunkirk 4. Wonder Woman 5. The Phantom Thread 6. The Disaster Artist 7. Blade Runner 2049 8. Star Read more

The Greatest Showman (PG-13) ★★

P. T. Barnum’s Storyline takes a Backseat to Singer Jenny Lind

The Greatest Showman is a dramatic musical inspired by P.T Barnum, (Hugh Jackman) the man behind the mystic of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. … Read more

Molly’s Game (R) ★★★

Try Your Hand at Molly’s Game

Molly’s Game is the true story of the rise, fall and redemption of Molly Bloom, who by the age of 26 was dubbed the “Poker Princess” for organizing high-stakes … Read more

Downsizing (R) ★★

Downsizing Needs a ‘Super-sized’ Script Re-Write

How does the world deal with over-population? In Downsizing, Norwegian scientists discover that shrinking humans to five inches tall is the answer. Also, they’ve proposed a 200-year plan in … Read more

The Post (PG-13) ★★★

The Post Defends the Freedom of the Press

Although people rail against journalists and media for having bias, leaking stories, or disseminating fake news, it’s hard to imagine a democracy without the press working to … Read more

I, Tonya (R) ★★★½

“I, Tonya” Ranks High on the Scale

Olympic figure skater, Tonya Harding, was one of the most hated people in America in the early 90s due to one of the most astonishing scandals in sports. … Read more

The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG) ★★★½

Behind the Writing of Charles Dickens

Have you ever wondered about the inspirations behind Charles Dickens’ timeless tale, A Christmas Carol? You may also be asking yourself, “Do we really need another Christmas Carol Read more