Sully is a mishmash of movie styles that works despite some missing pieces here and there.
Like Schindler’s List peppered with lewd jokes every 15 minutes or so.
A beautifully shot film with some very nice (but flawed) moments.
Like trying to enjoy a good meal on a plate under a locked glass box.
Spotlight is every bit as gripping and dramatic as All the President’s Men.
A news producer finds herself surrounded by controversy when her story on a sitting President comes under scrutiny in the fascinating docudrama Truth. In the early 1960s, CBS owner and chairman William S. Paley told a gathering of his news staff to forget about the cost of news. “I have Jack Benny to make money,” he […]
The visionary leader of Apple pulls no punches ensuring that his ideas and insights are followed to the last detail in the buggy biopic Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) was a man on a tireless mission to recast the perception of technology. Where others saw gizmos and gadgets, Jobs saw evolutionary cosmic beauty. This was […]
A loyal career cop takes on her biggest foe when she’s diagnosed with terminal cancer in the touching true-life film Freeheld. Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) served with distinction as a police officer in Ocean County, New Jersey, for over two decades. Her career came to a premature end when Laurel was diagnosed with a very […]
A country trying to win the Cold War turns to an erratic chess prodigy as its would-be champion in the tepid drama Pawn Sacrifice. You cannot talk about chess history without invoking the name of Bobby Fischer. His famous triumph over then-World Champion Boris Spassky is the kind of story that embodies the phrase “stuff […]
In the early days of IMAX, you had to go to a science museum or other specialized installation to see the large-format films. Many of these presentations were made inside domes or other structures rather than on traditional movie screens. Over two decades later, most major theaters have an IMAX screen. The early draws were […]
An unpredictable Boston hood turns FBI informant with unexpected consequences in the violent, cartoonish drama Black Mass. A young gangster from “Southy” grows up seeing only one path for his life — crime. James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) knows that power and intimidation are the key ingredients to expanding his influence and empire. He surrounds […]
They were as synonymous with America as apple pie and baseball. No band in American history has had more songs on the music charts than The Beach Boys. Their upbeat melodies and distinct vocal harmonizing would often mark the dawn of summer for an entire nation. For all of their success, their history had almost […]