Amy Koppelman adapts her 2003 novel of the same name, A Mouthful of Air, into a feature film starring Amanda Seyfried and Finn Wittrock. In any other year, Amanda Seyfried would be in the conversation for Best Actress in a Leading Role. However, the studio didn’t really push the film ahead of its theatrical release in late October. Case in point: there were barely over twenty critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes as of the other…"A Mouthful of Air Arrives on Home Video"
Mank, directed by David Fincher, takes a look back at 1930s Hollywood through the eyes of Oscar-winning screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. If there is one thing that Mank gets right, it’s Herman J. Mankiewicz being an alcoholic. Well, that and writing Citizen Kane. Oh, and the drama with Orson Welles (Tom Burke) over credit for writing the screenplay. This is where I must recommend Sydney Ladensohn Stern’s biography, The Brothers Mankiewicz. We know that Mank…"Mank: A Look Back At Classic Hollywood"
Scoob!, now available for audiences to purchase on Digital/VOD, offers a contemporary update that fans of the Scooby-Doo cartoons will enjoy. Everyone’s favorite animated dog lives to see another day. Given the family appeal, it makes perfect sense for Warner Bros. to offer this film through VOD rather than wait until theaters to re-open. In a perfect world, we’d be sharing our laughs and screams in a theater right now. When it comes to animated…"Scoob! Offers A Contemporary Update"
The Art of Racing in the Rain is going to be an emotional film for anybody who has ever had a dog as a member of their pack. I know it’s the biggest question on your mind and I’ll get to it in due time. Before I do, I’ll add that there is a nice pile of laughs in here, too. Some of these laughs come with what Enzo (Kevin Costner) says in the film. …"The Art of Racing in the Rain is Heartbreaking"
Mean Girls, the celebrated teen comedy written by Saturday Night Live‘s Tina Fey, celebrates 15 years following its release in theaters. When zoologists Betsy (Ana Gasteyer) and Chip Heron (Neil Flynn) relocate to Evanston after a dozen years in Africa, it means Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) would have to enroll in an actual high school. No more home-schooling for their daughter. Cady is certainly in for a rude awakening upon arriving at North Shore High…"Mean Girls: Teen Comedy Classic Marks 15 Years"
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! takes us back to the Greek island of Kalokairi for a fun musical journey through time between past and present. If there is one thing that Ol Parker learned from the first film, it’s a little bit of Pierce Brosnan singing goes a long way. Brosnan was heavily criticized for his singing in the first film and rightfully so. This time around, something is different. Brosnan’s singing is more or…"Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again Is A Fun Time"
First Reformed is a mesmerizing drama about a pastor who counsels a husband and wife. Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke), a former Army chaplain, is a pastor at the First Reformed Church in the fictional town of Snowbridge, N.Y. The Dutch Reform church has grown some fame by having been a station on along the Underground Railround. However, as the church approaches 250 years, it doesn’t contain the magic that used to be there. While…"First Reformed: A Mesmerizing Drama"
First Reformed is a mesmerizing drama about a pastor who counsels a husband and wife. Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a pastor at the First Reformed Church. The Dutch Reform church used to be a station on along the Underground Railround but as it approaches 250 years, it doesn’t contain the magic that used to be there. The congregation is small even as tourists continue to stop by. This isn’t helped by Abundant Life…"CCFF 2018: First Reformed"