Hollywood Reviews

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Takes Another Trip down MULHOLLAND DRIVE

While Mulholland Drive might not be David Lynch's weirdest and least understandable film (I think that title goes to Inland Empire), it's still a film that people continue to dissect and debate, twenty years after its release. It remains one...

Review: WEST SIDE STORY, Steven Spielberg Sings

Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zeglar, and Rita Moreno star in a musical romance, directed by Steven Spielberg, opening December 10, in movie theaters only.

Review: LICORICE PIZZA, Paul Thomas Anderson Serves Up the Perfect Recipe

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn and Tom Waits join newcomer stars Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman for a quality slice of life.

Now Streaming: THE BEATLES: GET BACK, One Last Time

John, Paul, George and Ringo are featured in director Peter Jackson's six-hour documentary series, now streaming on Disney Plus.

Review: HOUSE OF GUCCI, A Camp Classic in the Making

Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino star in a drama, directed by Ridley Scott, and now playing in theaters.

Review: HAWKEYE, Bring on the Flying Arrows

Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld and Vera Farmiga star in a fresh adventure from Marvel for Disney Plus.


Given the cross-over in aesthetics and storytelling techniques in cinema and video games (the former as an influence on the latter in the beginning, but the influence can be said to go both ways in recent years), there's always the...

Review: KING RICHARD, More Than Just Another Award-Worthy Turn By Will Smith

Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis and Jon Bernthal star in a biographical drama, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, now in theaters and streaming on HBO Max.

Review: COWBOY BEBOP, Netflix's Adaptation of Beloved Anime Ignores What Made it Great

Let’s start with the good news.    The good news is that the original Cowboy Bebop anime is available for viewing right now on Netflix.   The bad news? Netflix took everything that was fun and wonderful about the original...

Review: GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE, Clever and Amusing Family Business

Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd star in a comedy adventure, directed by Jason Reitman, and opening exclusively in movie theaters November 19.

Review: ENCANTO Aims to Enchant All Ages

Stephanie Beatriz and María Cecilia Botero star in a family adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios, directed by Byron Howard and Jared Bush, co-directed by Charise Castro Smith.

Review: THE SHRINK NEXT DOOR, With Friends Like These

Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd star in a new series that straddles the line between comedy and drama, soon to begin streaming on Apple TV+.

Review: ETERNALS, A Rare, Altogether Disappointing Stumble for Marvel

After 25 pop culture-redefining films in almost a decade-and-a-half, the Marvel/Disney-Industrial Complex was bound to stumble. It already has at least three or four times (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man II), but those were minor...

Review: FINCH, Tom Hanks Brightens a Bleak Future

Tom Hanks stars as the one person you would want to survive the Apocalypse. Miguel Sapochnik directs the sci-fi road trip, soon to stream on Apple TV+.

Now Streaming: DICKINSON Boldly Goes Beyond Comic Anachronisms

Hailee Steinfeld stars in a comedy series created by Alena Smith, now streaming on Apple TV+. The new season debuts on Friday, November 5.

Review: THE FRENCH DISPATCH, Delightful, Wonderful Ode to Mid-Century Journalism

To call Wes Anderson (Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums) an auteurist filmmaker with a singular, uncompromising vision doesn’t come close to describing the moment-by-moment, shot-by-shot experience of sitting through one of Wes Anderson's...

Now Streaming: INVASION, Trouble Brewing Around the World

Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Neill, Firas Nassar and Shioli Kutsuna star in a series created by Simon Kinberg and David Weil, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Review: DUNE, Unquestionably Neato, Yet Feels Obligatory

Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac star in part one of an epic adventure, directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Review: THE LAST DUEL, Grim, Gritty, Medieval Melodrama

Matt Damon, Jodie Comer, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck star in an action drama, directed by Ridley Scott, now in theaters.

Now Streaming: I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER and ONE OF US IS LYING, YA Death and Suspicion

Director Sophia Takal bumps one series above the other.