Arrival (2016)

Arrival (2016) Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Runtime: 1 hr 56 min Rated: PG-13 Studio: Paramount Screenwriter: Eric Heisserer Based on: Story of Your Life, 1998 short story by Ted Chiang Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremey Renner, Forest Whitaker  Arrival is a cerebral experience that delivers a compelling sci-fi story with novel ideas through minimal CGI, well-edited sound,Continue reading “Arrival (2016)”

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Directed by: Aaron Sorkin      Runtime: 2hr 10 min     Rated: R      Studio: Netflix, Cross Creek pictures, Dreamworks     Screenwriter: Aaron Sorkin Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Frank Langella, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance The Trial of the Chicago 7 byContinue reading “The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)”

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant (2017) Directed by: Ridley Scott     Runtime: 2 hr 3 min     Rated: R     Studio: 20th Century Fox     Screenwriters: John Logan, Dante Harper Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant is the follow-up to his 2012 Prometheus prequel of his Alien franchise. Set ten years later, inContinue reading “Alien: Covenant (2017)”

Prometheus (2012)

Prometheus (2012) Directed by: Ridley Scott     Runtime: 2 hr 3 min     Studio: 20th Century Fox Screenwriters: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof, Dan O’Bannon     Rated: R Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Logan Marshall-Green, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Benedict Wong Ridley Scott returns to the Alien franchise he started in 1979 butContinue reading “Prometheus (2012)”

Backdraft (1991)

Backdraft (1991)  Directed by: Ron Howard Runtime: 2 hr 17 min Rated: R Studio: Universal Screenwriter: Gregory Widen Cast: William Baldwin, Kurt Russell, Robert DiNero, Scott Glenn, Rebecca De Mornay Backdraft is a thriller/mystery film with action by Ron Howard. It follows the lives of two firefighter brothers who ride engine 17 for the Chicago FireContinue reading “Backdraft (1991)”

Dead Again (1991)

Dead Again (1991) Director: Kenneth Branagh Rating: R Runtime: 1 hr 48 min   Studio: Paramount Screenwriter: Scott Frank  Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Robin Williams, Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi What if there isn’t a heaven or hell to go to when we die? What if we come back as something else, someone else? IfContinue reading “Dead Again (1991)”

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Directed by: Kenneth Branagh Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 1 hr 54 min Studio: 20th Century Fox Screenwriter: Michael Green Based on: The novel by Agatha Christie  Everyone is a suspect in Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit, Murder on the Orient Express, written for film by Michael Green. It’s not the first timeContinue reading “Murder on the Orient Express (2017)”

Promising Young Woman (2020)

Promising Young Woman Directed by: Emerald Fennell Runtime: 1 hr 53 min Rated: R  Studio: Focus Features Screenwriters: Emerald Fennell Promising Young Woman is creatively colorful as it is visceral in its exploration into double standards and accountability. Holding a light into the dark standards and practices of not just people but also institutions and theirContinue reading “Promising Young Woman (2020)”

SHAZAM! (2019)

SHAZAM! (2019) Runtime: 2 hrs 12 min Rating: PG-13  Studio: Warner Bros Directed by: David S. Sandberg Screenwriters: Henry Gayden  I’ll be honest, Shazam or Captain Marvel, as he’s also known in the comics, was never one I cared to know. Billy Baston is a kid who transforms into an adult with powers by sayingContinue reading “SHAZAM! (2019)”

Wonder Woman 84 (2020)

Wonder Woman 84 (2020)  Director: Patty Jenkins Screenwriters: Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Dave Callaham  Studio: Warner Bro. Runtime: 2 hr 31 min Rating: PG-13 Wonder Woman 84 was released on Christmas Day to the anticipation of many, myself included. It starts with a young Diana on Themyscria, with Lilly Aspell reprising her role with the sameContinue reading “Wonder Woman 84 (2020)”