Movie Review: “Isle of Dogs”

Wes Anderson is a filmmaker truly adept at crafting an image.  Every frame feels carefully composed, every camera angle considered. Watching a Wes Anderson film one gets the sense that they are truly witnessing his vision on screen and a story that is being told in the exact manner he wanted to tell it.  Whether the… Read More

New York Film Festival Review: “Last Flag Flying”

Although press screenings have been going on for the better part of two weeks, the 55th New York Film Festival officially began last night, and it did so with the world premiere of Richard Linklater’s newest movie, “Last Flag Flying.” Written by Linklater & Darryl Ponicsan (based on Ponicsan’s novel), “Last Flag Flying” tells the… Read More

Movie Review: "Why Him?"

The James Franco-Bryan Cranston-Zoey Deutch comedy, “Why Him?” is not entirely devoid of laughs. That isn’t particularly high praise, but the movie isn’t particularly funny and it never feels like it’s trying terribly hard. I know I regularly bring up the fact that many movies have generic plots, but if I’m going to talk about… Read More