Hollywood Reviews

Review: THE BLACK PHONE, Another Excellent Supernatural Horror From The SINISTER Team

It’s 1978 and someone is abducting teenage boys in the suburbs of Denver. The police have no leads, no bodies, and no hope. When Finney (Mason Thames) disappears, he finds out what’s been happening to all of those kids, but...

Blu-ray Review: THE TALES OF HOFFMAN, A Majestic Opera Gets Majestic Release

Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were one of the best directing duos of the 20th century; their varied output included comedies, drama, war stories, and a few musicals. Though none was quite so extravegant, rich, and ambitious as The Tales...

Review: Baz Luhrmann's ELVIS Rings Incredibly Hollow

I’m having a really hard time with Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. I would like to apologize in advance for my own personal biases leaking into this review, but with my affinity for the subject it is very hard to be completely...

Review: THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (S3), Twice the Superhero Team, Twice the Superhero Problems

Almost two years after the second season of The Umbrella Academy, Netflix’s multi-season adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s award-winning, comic-book series for Dark Horse Comics, the third season arrives on the struggling streaming platform not a moment too...

Review: LOOT, First, You Laugh

The divine Maya Rudolph stars in a snappy comic series, created by Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard, premiering this week on Apple TV+.

4K Review: SHAFT

The Criterion Collection has tons of great new 4K releases lately, including groundbreaker Gordon Parks’ (The Learning Tree, Leadbelly) Shaft.   This 1971 cultural sucker punch had an undeniable effect on the film industry then, helping launch the Blaxploitation phenomenon. If...

Now Streaming: DARK WINDS, Trouble Directly Ahead

Zahn McClarnon, Kiowa Gordon, Jessica Matten and Noah Emmerich star in a sterling detective story, now streaming on AMC+.

Review: LIGHTYEAR, B-Level Storytelling Wrapped in A-Plus Animation

Lightyear, a pulpy, family-oriented science-fiction action epic, arrives in multiplexes at an inflection point for the Disney owned-and-operated Pixar Animation Studios. Once synonymous with a unique blend of all-ages storytelling with cutting-edge, boundary pushing animation, Pixar, like every division and/or...

Review: FOR ALL MANKIND, Dangerous Encounters

Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour and Wrenn Schmidt return in the third season, debuting globally on Apple TV+

Review: MS. MARVEL, Brown Girl From Jersey City Saves the World

Iman Vellani, Matt Lintz and Yasmeen Fletcher star in the Marvel series, debuting on Disney Plus.

Review: JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION Brings Action But Lacks Novelty

Twenty-nine years ago, Steven Spielberg rocked cinemas worldwide with his creature feature Jurassic Park. Literally so even, as it was the film which would make Digital Theater Sound (DTS) a household term. But what to this day it is most...

4K Review: THE UNTOUCHABLES

Brian De Palma's (Carrie, Scarface, Carlito's Way) 1987 crime drama The Untouchables arrives this week in North America on 4K Ultra HD and if you prefer, a slick and shiny 4K Ultra HD 35th Anniversary SteelBook® --- all from Paramount Pictures....

Now Streaming: PHYSICAL, Change Is Never Easy

Rose Byrne returns for more of the same, only different, in a new season, debuting globally on Apple TV+.

Review: HOLLYWOOD STARGIRL, Buoyed by Kindness

Grace VanderWaal, Judy Geer, Elijah Richardson, Tyrel Jackson Williams, Judd Hirsch and Uma Thurman star in Julia Hart's marvelously deft tale of love, music and movies, debuting on Disney Plus.

Now Streaming: OBI-WAN KENOBI, Treading Water

Ewan McGregor returns to a galaxy far, far away. What did you expect?

Review: TOP GUN: MAVERICK, Top-Flight Big Screen Blockbuster

Top Gun: Maverick manages a minor miracle, a legacy sequel over thirty years down the road that actually meets – or maybe even exceeds – the standard of the film it’s following. The original Top Gun wasn’t Tom Cruise’s first...

4K Review: CANDYMAN, Out Now from Scream Factory

Well, hello again, Candyman — we meet again, though I still haven’t said your name out loud in a mirror five times — and I’m never going to, sorry. The last time I reviewed the original 1992 film (as released...

Review: THE BOB'S BURGERS MOVIE Is The Feel-Good Feast You Deserve

The art of adapting an animated series to feature length is a bit of a tricky thing. With twelve seasons of history, there is the danger that the Bob’s Burgers story has been thoroughly told; thankfully that’s not the case...

Now Streaming: NOW AND THEN, Crime Never Changes

Rosie Perez plays a supporting role but is the star of the bilingual crime series, debuting globally on Apple TV+.

Review: NIGHT SKY, Full of Fabulous Stars and Mysterious Secrets

Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons star, which is reason enough to watch the Prime Video series.