Category Archives: 2017

Review: ‘Atomic Blonde’ (cold war knock-down and drag-out)

Other than the subject of spies, this thriller is nothing like James Bond… and that’s a good thing. In the days prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989, the Cold War was almost over. Operatives … Continue reading

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Review: ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ 2017 (friendship, adventure, ponies)

This happened — don’t judge me. At the capital city of Canterlot in the Land of Equestria, the Friendship Festival is getting underway. Princess Twilight Sparkle (voice of Tara Strong) and her friends Applejack and Rainbow Dash (voices by Ashleigh … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (it’s good to be the king)

Everyone wants to be the king… until it’s time to do king stuff. As the US exits the Vietnam War in 1973, monster hunter Bill Randa (John Goodman) and geologist Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins) manage to secure government funding for … Continue reading

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Review: ‘I, Tonya’ (no kidding)

Every interview — true or not — presented to the court of public opinion. From humble beginnings, or what some refer to as the wrong side of the tracks, Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) had a dream to become a competitive … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ (beware the signs)

When perceived inaction continues, drastic measures may follow. Months after a local murder has gone unsolved, Mildred (Frances McDormand) notices on the lonely road up to her home three old unused billboards — which also happens to be the scene … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Shape of Water’ (and other things, too)

Loneliness, love, violence, and water. Set in the early 1960s against a Cold War backdrop, a secret lab in Baltimore, Maryland becomes the staging ground for research of a strange new life form caught in the Amazon: a fish man … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Post’ (Washington, not NY)

Nobody doesn’t like Tom Hanks. An American military analyst discovers a decades-old cover-up by US presidents over the futility of the Vietnam War and takes a chance making illegal copies of military records: the Pentagon Papers. New-in-charge Washington Post owner … Continue reading

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