Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce both give a master class in acting in The Two Popes, which loses steam in its second half but is nonetheless an absorbing discussion.
Month: December 2019
Little Women (2019) – Movie Review
Greta Gerwig has given new life and a sense of urgency to Little Women, making it feel timely and timeless.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – Movie Review
The Rise of Skywalker walks back The Last Jedi by returning time and again to tropes and formulas. I wanted more.
Dolemite is my Name (2019) – Movie Review
Although a bit too biopic-y at first, Dolemite is my Name finds its footing thanks in no small part to Eddie Murphy’s tremendous energy.
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) – Movie Review
Double Tap is such a direct sequel to Zombieland that it seems barely a year has passed. Gone are the surprise and the edge, but there’s enough left to pass the time.
Marriage Story (2019) – Movie Review
Marriage Story is delicate and painful, tender and heartbreaking all at the same time, and in its messy complexity it feels true to life.
Les Miserables (2019) – Movie Review
Les Miserables is a powerful film, one that speaks many different truths and does not pretend to have easy solutions.
The Irishman (2019) – Movie Review
The Irishman is the ultimate gangster movie; not necessarily the best, but certainly definitive, with the dramatic weight of a life long lived.
The King (2019) – Movie Review
The King is dispassionate, and sometimes drab, but it keeps Shakespeare’s insight and recreates his literary style.
Knives Out (2019) – Movie Review
Knives Out has a smart script, a brilliant cast, and a humor as sharp as its title suggest. It is not the whodunit you expect; it is better.