Hollywood Reviews

Review: MIDNIGHT MASS, Auteur Mike Flanagan Mixes Horror and Drama in Equal Measure

When someone sits down to write the the history of cinematic horror covering the last decade, three names will likely take the most amount of space on the printed page or the digital equivalent:  James Wan, one of the key...

Blu-ray Review: THE DEAD ZONE Remains Devastating, Prophetic

The Dead Zone. I've seen this 1983 film several times, and with each viewing, I love the film more. Scream Factory's recently released collector's edition of The Dead Zone is the definitive home "video" version (at least so far). Directed...

Review: CRY MACHO, Clint Eastwood's Ballad of Forgotten Cowboys and Lost Boys

Apparently, over three decades ago, Cry Macho crossed Clint Eastwood’s desk. He decided to pass on it because at the time, he felt he was too young to properly tell the story of an old cowboy whose best days are...

Review: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, Jessica Chastain, Year-End Awards Frontrunner

Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield star in a real-life drama, directed by Michael Showalter.

Now Streaming: THE MORNING SHOW, Where Breaking News Never Stops

Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon star in the dramatic series, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Toronto 2021 Review: DUNE, A Handsome, But Stoic, Do Over

There is a row of palm trees in front of the outer wall of the capital city of Arrakis, the desert planet also known as Dune. They require massive amounts of resources, and have grown straight & tall, tended by...

Review: MALIGNANT, James Wan Makes a Triumphant Return to the Horror Genre

As Captain & Tennille sang in the last century, love will keep us together. Unless, of course, that same love results in not just one bloodbath but two ridiculously over-the-top bloodbaths within the last twenty minutes of horror auteur James...

Now Streaming: ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING, Manhattan Mysteries

Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez star in a mystery series, now streaming on Hulu.

Review: CANDYMAN, Tell Everyone

Anthony (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) should be about to hit the big-time in the art world. Having had his first solo show straight of of art school, he's found he's hit a creative wall. Pressured to produce something new, something that...

Review: SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, Magical, Mystical Martial Arts for the Win

Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Chiu-Wai Leung star in director Destin Daniel Cretton's action adventure.

Review: REMINISCENCE, Sci-Fi Dystopia Sinks Under Overly Familiar World-Building

Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, and Thandiwe Newton star in the sci-fi thriller, written and directed by Lisa Joy.

Review: THE PROTEGE, Short on Action and Drama, Long on Thespian Character Work

Maggie Q, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson star in the action-thriller, directed by Martin Campbell.

Review: RESPECT Catches Fire When She Sings

Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in a musical biopic, directed by Liesl Tommy.

Review: WHAT IF ... ?, The Merry Marvel Machine Strikes Again

Sandwiched between the recently concluded Loki mini-series that streamed on Disney+, as a result introducing the concept of the multiverse into the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), and the next entry in Marvel’s never-ending, multi-phase, big-screen superhero saga, Shang Chi and...

Review: THE SUICIDE SQUAD, Literal Heads and Shoulders Over Its Predescessor

James Gunn directs an action-adventure movie.

Now Streaming: MR. CORMAN, Weird, Wild, Wonderful

Joseph Gordon-Levitt created and stars in the Apple TV+ series. The first two episodes debut globally today (Friday, August 6).

Review: FREE GUY, Video Game Madness Run Amuck

Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, and Taika Waititi star in a comic action-adventure, directed by Shawn Levy.

Review: JUNGLE CRUISE, Derivative Story Elevated By Charismatic Leads

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star in an action adventure, based on a Disney theme-park attraction, and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.

Review: SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS, Convoluted Plotting, Franchise Expectations Sink Reboot

Henry Golding, Andrew Koji and Iko Uwais star in the action adventure, directed by Robert Schwentke.

Review: OLD Is A Mixed Bag Of Big Ideas & Messy Execution, It's Shyamalan All Over

There is nothing even remotely subtle about M. Night Shyamalan's latest genre mindfuck, Old. The director, whose career has been a wildly uneven roller coaster ride since his magnificent debut with The Sixth Sense, has painted himself into a unfortunate...