Review: “Civil War” Is A Timely Stunner

In the opening frames of Civil War, writer-director Alex Garland brilliantly offers the audience an interesting proposition, which dually asks, are we, the audience, paying attention to our surroundings, immediately followed with a cut from black to a dictatorial president (Nick Offerman) preparing to give an update to the people of the United States. Or, [...]

By |2024-04-14T23:54:00-07:00April 12th, 2024|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Phoenix Critics Circle 2021 Award Winners

The Phoenix Critics Circle proudly announces its winners for 2021. “The Power of the Dog” led the pack with five wins including Best Picture. The complete list of winners and nominations is listed below: Best Picture Winner - THE POWER OF THE DOG Other Nominees: DRIVE MY CAR LICORICE [...]

By |2021-12-19T17:33:46-07:00December 19th, 2021|Movie Reviews, News & Articles, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: “The Beguiled” (2017)

Two idioms repeatedly pop into mind when watching Sofia Coppola’s 2017 remake of “The Beguiled.”  “A fox in the henhouse” and “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” neatly encapsulate the atmosphere within this tense drama set near the end of the Civil War.   Colin Farrell plays John McBurney, an injured Yankee soldier [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:04:00-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Review: “Midnight Special”

Classic-style sci-fi films, those that are more about humanity and morality than ray guns, are rare these days.  “Midnight Special” is being promoted as such a film, and with the pedigree attached, it looked promising.  Unfortunately it relies almost entirely on atmosphere and neglects everything else. It’s been four years since Jeff Nichols’ last film [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:09:12-07:00April 1st, 2016|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Advance Screening: “Midnight Special” (PHX)

Follow the link to claim your passes. Seating is limited. ARIZONA Harkins Tempe Marketplace March 29, 2016 7pm MIDNIGHT SPECIAL-   "Writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time with the sci-fi thriller “Midnight Special.”  A provocative, genre-defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human, [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:09:16-07:00March 23rd, 2016|Arizona, Screenings|0 Comments