Here’s how small towns work: either everyone knows everything that’s going on and everyone else is up to, or a big (relatively speaking, of course) event is going on and nobody is the wiser during said event.
Such is the case in ‘The Vast of Night.’
Everett Sloan (Jake Horowitz) and Fay Crocker (Sierra McCormick) listen for answers in ‘The Vast of Night.’ (Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios)
If I'm being totally honest, in the three months since I last sat in a movie theater I had completely forgotten about “The High Note.”
That, however, wasn't because I wasn't interested in the film. I was. As a matter of fact, after having seen the trailer a couple of times at my local cinema, I was downright looking forward to it … although I did set my expectations low before watching.
By the time I hit the 20-minute mark of ‘Onward,’ I had to ask myself whether it was actually a Disney Pixar movie or if I’d simply convinced myself it was.
It didn’t necessarily have the “look” of one, which wasn’t a big deal, but it was really missing the feel – that emotional oomph that all the great Disney Pixar flicks have. Missing that feel really made it feel like one of the corny DreamWorks movies.
Imagine if you will: you’re watching ‘Last Christmas’ at your local theater. Near the end of the second act you feel your phone go off in your pocket (you can’t hear it since it’s muted it because you’re not an idiot). Your friend has been diarrhea poisoned and needs your help right away.
You dart out of the theater thinking, “man, that was a completely satisfactory hour – I don’t know how it ends, but at least this wasn’t a wa...
If I was given only one word to describe ‘The Irishman,’ that one word would be “intimidating.”
At 209 minutes (yes, you read that right), the film’s runtime is a lot on its own. Now add the following: it takes place over the course of several decades and isn’t always linear; whether or not the events actually happened are disputed, but include real historical figures, including the Kennedy family and Jimmy Hoffa; it’s a mafia-...
Let’s get this out of the way from the jump: my knowledge of cars is limited to how to drive them and (very, very) basic maintenance of them. I don’t know much about engines and transmissions; I don’t care enough about make/model to know what’s best and what’s worst; and, generally, I find movies about them to be rather insufferable.
Having said that, ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ a story that aside from a couple of names means literally n...
During my time as an ink-stained wretch, there were few things that gave me more joy than a movie that showed the heroic journalist working with a whistleblower to blow the lid off a big story or to uncover a vast conspiracy.
I still appreciate that narrative, but having taken a step back from that life, only the truly special ones hold my imagination for longer than the film’s run time. (Think “All the President’s Men,” “Spotl...
I was in the minority in my thinking that 2017’s “It” was a good, but not great movie. So, it should come as no surprise that I’m again in the minority in thinking that “It Chapter Two” is better than its predecessor.
Picking up 27 years after the events of the first film, the town of Derry again finds itself with a rash of murders and missing persons reports. The only person that knows (or will admit) what is happening is Mike...