Shirley sees filmmaker Josephine Decker returning to Sundance with a period drama that features strong performances from its acting ensemble. Fred (Logan Lerman) and Rose (Odessa Young) are moving to a small college town in Vermont as Fred hopes to land a job at the local college. Before they know it, professor Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg) offers them free room and board. It comes with something of a catch because it means Rose must clean…"Sundance 2020: Shirley"
Drawing upon the biblical Book of Job, A Serious Man is easily the most Jewish film that writer-directors Joel and Ethan Coen could make. The Coen Brothers were two years removed from taking home a trio of Oscars for No Country for Old Men. The pair would follow it up with some lighter fare, Burn After Reading. Okay, so the latter film didn’t quite hit in the same way so it was back to the…"A Serious Man: A Very Jewish Film For The Coens"
Men in Black 3 is certainly a welcome sight while offering a fresh twist for the franchise ten years after a very sour outing. One minute, Agent J (Will Smith) is on the phone with Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones). The next minute, J finds himself with a temporal fracture headache and craving chocolate milk. An altered timeline means that so much hasn’t happened. And yet, J would still be recruited into the MIB agency…"Men in Black 3 gets the old charm back"
Doctor Strange delivers a satisfying origin story for the Sorcerer Supreme while drawing upon the comic book visuals in an entertaining way. Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is certainly one of the world’s best neurosurgeons. Well, he was until he ended up in an awful car accident. His former girlfriend and fellow co-worker, Dr. Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams), tries her best to help him move forward. Unfortunately, he’s every bit as stubborn and won’t mind wiping…"Doctor Strange – The Road to Endgame"
The Shape of Water is perhaps the finest film ever to be directed by Guillermo del Toro and actress Sally Hawkins delivers a top-notch performance in the Cold War-set film. With a screenplay co-written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, the film stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer. Set in 1962, a classified asset is brought into a government laboratory in Baltimore where Strickland (Shannon) is hellbent…"Chicago Film Festival: The Shape of Water"