Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is the type of film that gives its viewers exactly what they want. Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) catches us up on what she’s been doing lately. The good news is that if you missed Suicide Squad, there’s nothing to fear. You get the origin story within mere moments before a break-up story. Hey, there must be a way to explain why the Clown Prince…"Birds of Prey: A Mighty Fun Time"
Bombshell features a powerhouse ensemble of actors with some of the best performances to grace the big screen during the calendar year. We all know the story. Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) sued Roger Ailes over sexual harassment and the dominoes started to fall. Sure, Roger tried to get all of the Fox News women to rally behind him but not everyone was on board. Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron) had her own frustrating experiences with Ailes…"Bombshell Features A Powerhouse Ensemble"
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood takes us back to 1969 in a way that only Quentin Tarantino can do so, while completely wasting Margot Robbie. After viewing the film, I can safely say that Inglorious Basterds remains my favorite Quentin Tarantino film. While the third act of Hollywood is entertaining, I really wish I could say more about the rest of the film. For the large majority, we’re viewing the film through actor Rick…"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: I Have Words"
Mary Queen of Scots may span a few years of the queen’s life but actress Saoirse Ronan delivers a commanding performance as Scottish royalty. Saiorse Ronan is proving to be an unstoppable force as an actress. Her role as the late Scottish Queen proves to be no exception. While her performance is great, my only beef with the film is how they don’t really bother aging the queen in appearance. Mary arrives back in Scotland…"Mary Queen of Scots: Fit For A Queen"
After so many author biopics in 2017, Peter Rabbit may seem like a breath of fresh air with bringing the children’s story to the big screen. It’s been over a decade since 2006 saw the release of the Renee Zellweger-starring Miss Potter. At the same time, there are so many comic gags in the film that it is over-bloated on that front. Filmmakers are clearly targeting the kids more so than their parents when it…"Peter Rabbit: Domhnall Gleeson is a riot but film falls short"
The Tonya Harding biopic, I, Tonya, could bring Allison Janney an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the figure skater’s abusive mother. Directed by Craig Gillespie from a screenplay by Steven Rogers, the biopic stars Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson, Caitlin Carver, Bojana Novakovic and Bobby Cannavale. Interspersed with documentary-style footage, the film gives off a humorous vibe as we revisit one of the biggest events…"Chicago Film Festival: I, Tonya"