Under the Oscar Radar: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool”

by Rita Cook on January 31, 2018

Starring Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham • Rated R “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” is based on a memoir written by Peter Turner about his oft-times tumultuous affair during...

Oscar Nominations: The Good, The Bad, and The Coulda Beens, Part II

by Hunter Lanier on January 29, 2018

In proper modern-movie fashion for franchises, my opinions on the 2018 Academy Award nominations have been released in two parts. (I know. It's hard work. But somebody has to do it.) Best Supporting Actor: Willem...

Under the Oscar Radar: “Hostiles”

by Rita Cook on January 25, 2018

Starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike • Rated R for strong violence and language You won’t be able to walk away. Not after you’ve been sucked in by the emotionally riveting opening of “Hostiles.” A long...

Oscar Nominations: The Good, The Bad, and The Coulda Beens, Part I

by Hunter Lanier on January 24, 2018

Other than putting on a show, I’ve never quite understood the purpose of the Academy Awards. Unlike sports, for instance, where there are statistics, there is no quantitative measure for a movie’s quality. It’s all...

Five Minutes With Adam Ambruso | Actor, Producer

by Julie Tereshchuk on January 17, 2018

“I am drawn to films that have a strong voice and message and attempt to make the world a better place to live in.” Originally from Houston, Adam Ambruso graduated from the University of Texas...

Our Top 10 Movies of 2017

by Hunter Lanier on December 28, 2017

Take a look back with us over our favorite movies from this year. Popcorn, anyone? 10. Logan "Logan" doesn't feel like it's trying to please anyone. It's an individual in a genre predicated on conformity....

“Downsizing”: It’s a Small World

by Hunter Lanier on December 21, 2017

Opens December 22 • Starring Matt Damon • Director Alexander Payne • TLM Rating 2/4 “Alexander Payne creates a world where shrinking yourself and all your possessions is entirely plausible, and a tempting alternative.” The shrink-ray has...

There’s No Bright Side to “Darkest Hour”

by Hunter Lanier on December 16, 2017

Starring Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas • Director Joe Wright • TLM Rating 1.5/4 "Much has been made of Oldman's performance, but I can't see why." In my review of "Dunkirk," I praised it...

Oscar Best Picture Nominee “The Post” | Read All About It

by Hunter Lanier on December 7, 2017

In select theaters this Christmas • Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep • Director Steven Spielberg • TLM Rating 3/4 "This movie is a well-oiled machine." With "The Post," Steven Spielberg is able to make history...