Another Look: ‘Groundhog Day’ at 30

Another Look: ‘Groundhog Day’ at 30

By Lynn VenhausMaybe it was the wake-up call - the clock radio hitting 6 a.m. and Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" blaring bedside... Details
‘Babylon’ Is a Full-Tilt Skewering of Hollywood

‘Babylon’ Is a Full-Tilt Skewering of Hollywood

By Alex McPherson  Vulgar, shocking, but irresistible, Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon” is a toxic love letter to cinema that’s impossible to look away from, even in... Details
Brendan Fraser Captivates in Harrowing, Fascinating Drama

Brendan Fraser Captivates in Harrowing, Fascinating Drama

By Alex McPherson An exhausting film filled with compelling performances, director Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” exerts a vice-like grip throughout, reveling in both discomfort and... Details
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Is Fitting Tribute to Boseman and a So-So MCU Outing

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Is Fitting Tribute to Boseman and a So-So MCU Outing

By Alex McPherson Overstuffed and overlong, yet retaining a strong emotional core, director Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” ultimately plays it safe, for better... Details
‘Blonde’ Is a Relentless, Redundant Nightmare

‘Blonde’ Is a Relentless, Redundant Nightmare

By Alex McPherson A grueling, disorienting, and horrific reimagining of the life of Norma Jeane Baker, who became Marilyn Monroe, director Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde” ultimately... Details
‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ Brims With Imagination, But Can’t Stick the Landing

‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ Brims With Imagination, But Can’t Stick the Landing

By Alex McPherson Wildly creative and packed with fascinating ideas, director George Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing” is uneven, yet never less than intriguing.... Details
Another Look: ‘Ghost’ (2020) an Understated Gem of a Crime Film

Another Look: ‘Ghost’ (2020) an Understated Gem of a Crime Film

By Alex McPherson Shot entirely via iPhone, director Anthony Z. James’ “Ghost” is a thought-provoking exploration of fatherhood, redemption, violence, and how the past informs... Details