An interesting thought occurred to me as I sat down to watch Craig Gillespie’s “Cruella.” I am not a studied acolyte of the works of Dodie Smith. Or of Bill Peet’s animated classic, let alone Glenn Close’s two turns as the nefarious Cruella de Vil. So, it would seem natural that my indoctrination to this [...]
Flexing both his writing and directing skills, John Krasinski provides a sequel that falls just a few decibels below the first.
"Spiral" marks the ninth (!!) film in the "Saw" series, but it is the first that is not directly related to the repeatedly retconned storyline. Carrying the subtitle, "From the Book of Saw" it begins a new chapter with characters who are all aware of the Jigsaw Killer but have never been involved in any [...]
Hot off 2020’s “The Gentlemen,” Guy Ritchie is back with his latest, the suave, and sophisticated “Wrath of Man.” Jason Statham fills the definition of suave to a ‘T,’ or rather an ‘H.’ Ritchie gives us just enough to be curious about who ‘H’ is. Knowing Ritchie’s film library, anything less than explosive would be [...]