Category Archives: Movies

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

REPORTS OF MY DEATH HAVE BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED.  After a deadly attack on the Kingsman organization, Eggsy and Merlin (Taron Egerton, Mark Strong) are the only survivors, but when they contact the American branch they learn that a dearly departed associate is actually alive… The sequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) shows Matthew Vaughn … Continue reading Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The Post: Birth of a National Newspaper

Steven Spielberg felt an urgency. At a time when the United States had elected a president who made it one of his top priorities to attack the free press, to label any newspaper or TV network that had any kind of critical coverage of his administration ”fake news”, we needed a movie that stood by … Continue reading The Post: Birth of a National Newspaper

CHIPS

CHIP HAPPENS.  An undercover FBI agent (Michael Peña) teams up with a less than impressive California Highway Patrol trainee (Dax Shepard) to investigate a series of robberies that may be connected to the police force. Another TV series becomes a movie, this time CHiPS (1977–1983), which follows a similarly goofy formula as 21 Jump Street … Continue reading CHIPS

Hannah Arendt

HER IDEAS CHANGED THE WORLD.  In 1961, philosopher and writer Hannah Arendt (Barbara Sukowa) is covering the Adolf Eichmann trial in Israel for the New Yorker, but doesn’t realize that her thoughts on the actions of Jewish leaders during the Holocaust will create a scandal… Margarethe von Trotta has depicted women in political dramas before … Continue reading Hannah Arendt

Concussion

EVEN LEGENDS NEED A HERO. In 2002, a Nigerian-American doctor (Will Smith) in Pennsylvania begins looking into the deaths of several former NFL players and discovers a pattern of brain injuries. A drama that wants to be a new The Insider (1999), this time with the NFL, not tobacco companies, as villains. This reality-based film … Continue reading Concussion

Fifty Shades Freed

DON’T MISS THE CLIMAX.  After finally marrying, Ana and Christian (Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan) begin their new life together, but there is a constant threat against them in the shape of Ana’s former boss (Eric Johnson). The third and concluding chapter in this uneventful franchise has nothing interesting to say and no drama worth committing … Continue reading Fifty Shades Freed

Two Days, One Night

While recovering from mental health problems, Sandra (Marion Cotillard) tries to convince her co-workers to reject their bonuses or she will lose her job. One of the Dardenne brothers’ most lauded films has a simple story, but they know how to generate heartbreaking emotions and real tension from everyday problems. The filmmakers sympathize greatly with … Continue reading Two Days, One Night