Review – DON’T Go West, Young Man (“Hostiles”)

I love Westerns. There, I said it. It’s a lost cinematic art that’s slowly fading away in films today; but every once in awhile some filmmaker decides to break the chain of making a sci-fi/fantasy/superhero/dramedy/teen angst/comedy movie and do something from Hollywood’s Golden Age. And I personally thank you! *   Like a haunting Shakespearean…

Review – Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary (“Proud Mary”)

Harken back to the days of yesteryear when blaxploitation films like Foxy Brown, Cleopatra Jones, and Shaft were all the rage. I’m talkin’ about the swingin’ 70’s, and this   attempted throwback movie tries to does just that.  Unfortunately… * * She black and beautiful and armed to to teeth. She’s Mary Goodwin (Taraji P.…

Review – Next Time, Take a Lyft (“The Commuter”)

If you go to this movie and think,”Wait a sec… didn’t I see this already? That’s because you did. The director and one of the screenwriters are the same folks that gave us the rather silly 2014 airline thriller, Non-Stop, with Liam Neeson. The set-up, plot, and even Neeson are the same. And they say…

Review – The Real Ice Queen (“I, Tonya”)

We just had Battle of the Sexes, so here comes another true-life sports movie, but this time the story–with tongue firmly in cheek–tells the infamous tale of the whacking of professional ice skater and Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan’s knee. What really happened? We find out (kinda) in this Rashomon-type of movie. *   In this…