Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) ★★★★★

DIR: James Cameron CAST: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick Director James Cameron and action star Arnold Schwarzenegger team up again with more action and punch then any sequel can ask for. Twelve years later after the evil T-800 tried to kill future savior John Connor’s mother (Linda Hamilton), Connor is now an adolescent rebel, […]

The Founder (2016) ★★★★

DIR: John Lee Hancock CAST: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak Based on the true story of the man who would forever change the way America and the world eats at restaurants, Michael Keaton soars to new career heights as Ray Kroc, a person so defining that he would ultimately […]

Annabelle: Creation (2017) ★★

DIR: David F. Sandberg CAST: Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia, Miranda Otto In horror films, any prequel that ends with “beginning” or some variation of the word (i.e. “creation”) is usually one to avoid, especially when the original was already a disappointment. Set decades before the events from the first film in the 1950s, Annabelle: Creation seeks to […]

Moana (2016) ★★★★★

DIR: Ron Clements, John Musker CAST: Auliʻi Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jermaine Clement, Alan Tudyk Disney scores its first true slam dunk in some time with this charming and original story about friendship and family, universal themes that never get old, but are so easy to blunder. On the Polynesian island of Motonui, a tribe of […]

Beauty and the Beast (2017) ★★★

DIR: Bill Condon CAST: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson Twenty six years after their monumental animated achievement, Disney, for the sake of dollars and nothing more, decided to recreate Beauty and the Beast into a live action film, with little aspirations for deviating too far from […]

The Girl on the Train (2016) ★★★

DIR: Tate Taylor CAST: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez What starts as a promising homage to Hitchcock turns disappointing quickly due to the incoherent way the film is portrayed. Emily Blunt, in one of her strongest roles to date, plays Rachel Watson, an alcoholic spinster who rides the […]

A Bronx Tale (1993) ★★★★1/2

DIR: Robert DeNiro CAST: Robert DeNiro, Chazz Palminteri Robert DeNiro channels his many years working under the great Martin Scorsese into a powerful directional debut. During the 1960s, Lorenzo (DeNiro), a working class bus driver crossing street after street in the Bronx, looks after his wife and his 9 year old son, Calogero. The neighborhood where they […]