Category Archives: Movies

Uncle Buck

HE’S CRUDE. HE’S CRASS. HE’S FAMILY.  When they have to leave for Indianapolis to deal with a family crisis, a suburban Chicago couple reluctantly call the unemployed, irresponsible uncle Buck (John Candy) to look after the kids. A comedy that offers perhaps Candy’s most likable performance as the ne’er-do-well whose sole purpose in the movie … Continue reading Uncle Buck

Avengers: Infinity War

WHERE WILL YOU BE, WHEN IT ALL ENDS? Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) crash-lands on Earth in time to let the other Avengers know that he and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) have just faced the formidable villain Thanos (Josh Brolin) and that he’s coming to find the rest of the all-powerful Infinity Stones. The third movie in the … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War

Twins

ONLY THEIR MOTHER CAN TELL THEM APART.  On his 35th birthday, Julius Benedict (Arnold Schwarzenegger) learns that he has a twin brother somewhere in Los Angeles and leaves the South Pacific island where he was raised to find him. It’s easy to see what attracted the two stars to this comedy – imagining them as … Continue reading Twins

The Infiltrator

THE TRUE STORY OF ONE MAN AGAINST THE BIGGEST DRUG CARTEL IN HISTORY.  In the 1980s, Customs agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes undercover as a businessman helping Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar launder money in the U.S. Escobar keeps inspiring new stories long after his death, even about people who weren’t really part of … Continue reading The Infiltrator

The Lost City of Z

IN 1925, PERCY FAWCETT VENTURED INTO THE AMAZON IN SEARCH OF A MYTH. WHAT HE DISCOVERED BECAME LEGENDARY.  After a strife-ridden journey to the Amazon rainforest in the early 1900s, British officer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) becomes obsessed with going back and finding a lost city of gold. Director James Gray knows his Brooklyn very … Continue reading The Lost City of Z

A Wrinkle in Time

BE A WARRIOR.  Teenager Meg Murry (Storm Reid) travels together with her six-year-old brother and a friend of hers to a different dimension where they might find out what happened to Meg’s father (Chris Pine), a scientist who disappeared four years ago. Disney’s gamble, betting on a 3D fantasy adventure directed by someone with little … Continue reading A Wrinkle in Time

Battle of Algiers: Street by Street

THE REVOLT THAT STIRRED THE WORLD! Today, Saadi Yacef is a 90-year-old Algerian Senator. Back in 1954, he was a young man who joined the National Liberation Front, the FLN, a socialist movement that launched the Algerian War against the country’s French occupiers. The movement grew and finally in 1962 France signed the accords that … Continue reading Battle of Algiers: Street by Street

Money Monster

WHO’S IN CONTROL? During a live broadcast of a financial talk show, a distraught young man (Jack O’Connell) takes the host (George Clooney) hostage and blames him for the loss of his savings. After directing episodes of TV shows, Jodie Foster returned to the silver screen with this thriller-drama that’s largely set in a TV … Continue reading Money Monster