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Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

“This is not going to go the way you think,” says Mark Hamill’s iconic Luke Skywalker at one point to the protagonist, Rey.

12/15/2017

Movie Review: Wonder Wheel

Woody Allen’s track record as a prolific and gifted writer-director has long since established itself and been acknowledged.

12/08/2017

Movie Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell star in ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.’

11/29/2017

Movie Review: ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’

‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ is a portrait that’s never less than interesting, but that doesn’t approach greatness.

11/22/2017

Movie Review: ‘Justice League’

‘Justice League,’ displaying an occasional sense of humor, is narrow and distant, never quite letting the performances breathe.

11/16/2017

Movie Review: Murder on the Orient Express

The fondly recalled original version of Murder on the Orient Express, directed in 1974 by Sidney Lumet, combined the cerebral puzzle-solving entertainment of a mystery novel by Agatha Christie with the star-gazing pleasures of a celebrity ensemble.

11/10/2017

Movie Review: ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

Sharing the director’s chair and screenplay authorship, as they did in the original, are Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who also wrote and directed 21 & Over and scripted all three hangover flicks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/05/2017

Movie Review: Wonderstruck

The movies of director Todd Haynes have always been decidedly grownup.

10/27/2017

Movie Review: Only the Brave

They were known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a snappy label that still doesn’t do them justice.

10/20/2017

Movie Review: Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

‘Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House’ tells its story without much muss or fuss.

10/12/2017

Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049, based on Fancher’s story, tells the tale of a discovery by a young blade runner, Officer K, played by Ryan Gosling.

10/05/2017

Movie Review: Battle of the Sexes

It was when Billie met Bobby.

09/28/2017

Movie Review: ‘Brad’s Status’

Ben Stiller stars as Brad, who narrates this tale in an extensive and exhaustive voiceover that keeps Brad’s point-of-view front and center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/21/2017

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Movie Review: ‘mother!’ 

Y’see that exclamation point in the title?

09/15/2017

Movie Review: It

It’s a horror kid flick, of all things.

09/08/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Trip to Spain’

British director Michael Winterbottom returns to the wine-and-dine franchise for a third time with ‘The Trip to Spain.’

08/28/2017

Movie Review: ‘The Only Living Boy in New York’

From its title and the other Simon & Garfunkel music to the narrative The Only Living Boy in New York can’t help but recall The Graduate.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/25/2017

Movie Review: Logan Lucky

It seems like only yesterday (actually, it was 2013) that Steven Soderbergh, the eclectic, Oscar-winning director of, among other films, Traffic, Erin Brockovich, Out of Sight, Magic Mike, and Ocean’s Eleven through Thirteen, announced his retirement from directing movies.

08/17/2017

Movie Review: The Glass Castle

A sophisticated, successful New York City journalist glances out the window of her taxi one evening and notices a homeless couple scrounging for food scraps in the garbage and trash cans on the street.

08/10/2017

Movie Review: The Dark Tower

Stephen is already the King of horror, but his latest project offers horror as one component on a combo plate.

08/03/2017

Movie Review: ‘Atomic Blonde’

Charlize Theron further establishes her bam-bam-pow-pow credentials in Atomic Blonde.

07/28/2017

Movie Review: Dunkirk

On the surface, Dunkirk doesn’t seem like a Christopher Nolan movie.

07/20/2017

Movie Review: ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’

Here’s to yet another explosion of escapism about ape-ism.

07/14/2017

Movie Review: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

The sixth Spider-Man movie with the third actor in the title role starts spinning its web.

07/07/2017

Movie Review: ‘The House’

No reason in the world that The House shouldn’t bring down the house.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/01/2017

Movie Review: The Beguiled

The reboot is a Southern gothic thriller, set in Virginia in 1864, while the Civil War is three years old and still raging.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/30/2017

Movie Review: Baby Driver

This kid is totally focused when he’s behind the wheel and, while always sporting earbuds, can maneuver a vehicle like nobody’s business.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/29/2017

Movie Review: Transformers: The Last Knight

With all due respect for viewers for whom each new Transformers movie is a gift: lucky you.

06/24/2017

Movie Review: The Hero

The Hero is an engaging dramedy about a guy a lot like Sam Elliott who is named Lee Hayden and is played by Sam Elliott.

06/23/2017

Movie Review: ’47 Meters Down’

Try swimming in the ocean after sitting through this.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

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