Review: A Star Is Born

A classic showbiz tale gets a modern retelling and proves that some stories never lose their emotional resonance. After many false starts, that at one time included Clint Eastwood directing Beyonce, Bradley Cooper decided to step behind the camera for his directorial debut and what a debut it is. Cooper does sensational, career-best work in … Continue reading Review: A Star Is Born

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Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

After 22 years, with the exception of John Woo's stylish but silly second installment, the Mission: Impossible series has consistently topped itself and become one one of Hollywood's most dependable and exciting franchises. Fallout not only raises the bar, but it makes every other action franchise look like child's play. The action sequences here are … Continue reading Review: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Review: Hereditary

First-time writer/director Ari Aster brilliantly fuses horror metaphor and classic scares into a powerfully unsettling and disturbing depiction of familial collapse. Toni Collette gives a powerhouse performance in a film that is densely packed with big and frightening ideas. It's a slow burn of unnerving atmosphere and palpable dread that escalates toward a descent into … Continue reading Review: Hereditary