Movie Review: “The Midnight Sky”

Movie Review: “The Midnight Sky”

“The Midnight Sky” begins with a graphic telling us we’re in the year 2049, “Three weeks after the event.” That’s never a good sign. No one refers to something good as “the event.” It wasn’t someone’s...
Movie Review: “Soul”

Movie Review: “Soul”

I’m torn about “Soul,” because Pixar’s geniuses have such a record of brilliance over the last quarter-century that I’m biased in their favor. Most of the time, they live up to the reputation earned by “Toy Story,” “A...
Movie Review: “Wonder Woman 1984”

Movie Review: “Wonder Woman 1984”

There’s one truism that connects every superhero, secret agent, or action movie: you must have a great villain. Gert Fröbe as Auric Goldfinger. Heath Ledger as Joker. Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor. Alan Rickman as Hans Gruber. Robert Patrick as the T-1000. Even in...
Movie Review: “Promising Young Woman”

Movie Review: “Promising Young Woman”

“Promising Young Woman” begins with three guys at a bar, drinking and eyeing a woman slouched against a wall who appears to have had too much. After a couple of rounds of horribly misogynistic comments about her, one of them goes over, ostensibly to see if...
Two Subtitled Suggestions

Two Subtitled Suggestions

This may come as a surprise to those who know how much I dislike content with subtitles because they are difficult to watch through my trifocal glasses, constantly raising and lowering my head to view the screen through an appropriate lens. But during the pandemic, as...
Movie Review: “Sylvie’s Love”

Movie Review: “Sylvie’s Love”

“Sylvie’s Love” tells a story so cliched you can predict every beat. The plot is simple. In the late 1950s, Sylvie works at her father’s record store in Harlem, where she meets Robert, an aspiring saxophone player. She’s attracted to him,...