The Tender Bar

January 5, 2022 by

There are one and a half reasons to watch this coming of ager. For some, those may be enough.

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Joanna Langfield’s Top Ten Movies, 2021

December 30, 2021 by

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December 23, 2021 by

The Matrix Resurrections

Lana Wachowski goes for broke here. And, oh yeah, there are a lot of effects, too.

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December 21, 2021 by

The Tragedy of Macbeth

The promise of the combo: Coen, Washington, McDormand and, oh yeah, Shakespeare, may be scintillating, the result is every bit as stunning as we’d hoped.

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Parallel Mothers

December 21, 2021 by

Pedro Almodovar’s melodrama is a full bodied toast to motherhood, the good, the bad and the oh so complicated.

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Being the Ricardos

December 19, 2021 by

I’m all for showing the love for Lucy (and Desi) but I’m not sure this homage will make us feel it.

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The King’s Man

December 19, 2021 by

This origins story is a little bit schizophrenic, and a little bit fun.

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Nightmare Alley

December 14, 2021 by

Guillermo del Toro’s remake of the 1940’s film noir is appropriately creepy. It’s also weirdly cold, which, sadly, neutralizes the whole damn thing.

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And Just Like That

December 13, 2021 by

Too big and not Big Enough, the long awaited Sex and the City evolution pushes its embossed envelope in directions we need and some, maybe we don’t.

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Don’t Look Up

December 8, 2021 by

Adam McKay’s alleged comedy about the end of the world should be ambitious. But, somehow, it sure doesn’t feel that way.

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