• This Week's Review: "Only the Brave."

     I only had time for one film on October 28, and wound up seeing a film I had overlooked two or three weekends in a row: “Only the Brave.” My original target was “Thank You for Your Service,” but …

  • This Week's Review: "Marshall" and "The Snowman"

    On October 21, I had time for two films, “Marshall” and “The Snowman.” I enjoyed both, but “Marshall” is, by far, the better of the two. I remember first hearing about Thurgood Marshall in 1954, but I had …

  • This Week's Review: "The Foreigner" and "Battle of the Sexes"

    The weekend of October 14 offered a plethora of new films, but I only had time for two: “The Foreigner” and “Battle of the Sexes.” Neither is a must-see, but both are interesting.  I usually avoid Jackie Chan movies, but “The Foreigner” has a …

  • This Week's Review: "Blade Runner 2049"

    There were several interesting films available on October 7, but my highest priority had to be “Blade Runner 2049.” Even though the film was almost three hours long, I relished every minute. No, it did not answer every …

  • This Week's Review: "American Made"

    When I make a mistake, it is usually gigantic and embarrassing. That describes my September 30 visit to the movies; I walked into the wrong auditorium and saw a film I had planned to avoid like the bubonic …

  • This Week's Review: "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"

    I wasted both time and money on September 23; let me assure you that “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is one of the sorriest films of 2017! Whatever charm the first film in the series had has long been dissipated. …

  • This Week's Review: "American Assassin"

    After I saw “It,” I should have in the market for something a bit soothing, but the only interesting film available the weekend of September 16 was “American Assassin.” Soothing, it isn’t. The only reason I decided to …

  • This Week's Review: "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Great Escape"

    During the recent deluge, I watched two very good films, both directed by John Sturges: “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Great Escape.”  I had never thought about them as a matched set, but the similarities are more than …

  • This Week's Review: "It"

    At long last, the clouds broke and the streets cleared; that was all the excuse I needed to escape from the house and head for the theater. On September 8, I decided my nerves needed a little jangling, …

  • This Week's Review: From the DVD Collection

    I don’t know if any theatres were open during Hurricane Harvey’s most unwelcome sojourn in Texas, but my enthusiasm for an expedition was thoroughly dampened. I was, however, fortunate enough to have electricity during the crisis and caught …