Movie Review: TOP GUN: MAVERICK

TOP GUN: MAVERICK movie poster | ©2022 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Monica Barbaro, Lewis Pullman, Val Kilmer, Glen Powell Writers: Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, based on characters created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps Jr. Director: Joseph Kosinski Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: May 27, 2022 TOP GUN: MAVERICK is a tough movie to evaluate in terms of quality. Exactly how one reacts to it will depend greatly on the affection, or lack thereof, that one has for the original 1986 TOP GUN. With TOP GUN: MAVERICK, we […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE SNOWMAN

THE SNOWMAN movie poster | ©2017 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson, Michael Yates, Ronan Vibert, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, David Dencik, Toby Jones, Genevieve O’Reilly, James D’Arcy Writers: Peter Straughan and Hossein Amini and Saren Sveistrup, based on the novel by Jo Nesbo Director: Tomas Alfredson Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: October 20, 2017 There might never be a great week for it, but this feels like especially bad timing for a movie like THE SNOWMAN to be released. With #MeToo hashtags prominent on the Internet and discussion of gender imbalance everywhere, this doesn’t seem like the best moment for […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: AMERICAN HORROR STORY actress Frances Conroy plays housekeeper

Frances Conroy in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 1 | ©2011 FX

In AMERICAN HORROR STORY, which has its first-season finale (it’s been renewed for a second) tonight on FX at 10 PM, some ghosts appear as rotting phantoms and others appear alive and tangible. One ghost, however, is so complex that she’s actually played by two actresses. Frances Conroy is the primary incarnation of perennial housekeeper Moira O’Hara, starchy and generally reserved, but her seductive younger self is played by Alexandra Breckinridge. Which version of Moira we see depends largely on who is looking at her – we realize that protagonist Ben Harmon, played by Dylan McDermott, is starting to wise […]Read On »

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Movie Review: KILL THE IRISHMAN

KILL THE IRISHMAN movie poster | ©2011 Anchor Bay

Rating: R Stars: Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Linda Cardellini Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh and Jeremy Walters, based on the book TO KILL THE IRISHMAN by Rick Porrello Director: Jonathan Hensleigh Distributor: Anchor Bay Films Release Date: March 11, 2011 According to the press notes on KILL THE IRISHMAN – and there’s no reason to doubt them – 36 bombs went off in Cleveland during the summer of 1976 alone, courtesy of a ferocious gang war. These days, who remembers or ever knew organized crime was that active and that angry in the Midwest? Rick Porrello, now a […]Read On »

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