*NEW* ARRIVAL REVIEW *NEW*

The next Interstellar. Brilliant . . . if you liked that movie. Unfortunately, I didn't. You can see where I'm heading with this. A linguist (Amy Adams) is recruited by the military to assist in translating alien communications. The endless Twitter trends, the crazy hype train. I was actually excited to see what the man … Continue reading *NEW* ARRIVAL REVIEW *NEW*

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*NEW* HELL OR HIGH WATER REVIEW *NEW*

Best film of the year? Hardly BUT this is still one well crafted and brilliantly acted crime thriller. Yee-ha! A divorced dad (Chris Pine) and his ex-con brother (Ben Foster) resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. A gripping opener certainly set the tone with the amateurish … Continue reading *NEW* HELL OR HIGH WATER REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* SICARIO REVIEW *NEW*

Two stand out performances redeem an overhyped and underwhelming thriller. An idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. After a gripping and brutal opening sequence involving a botched raid, the film seemed … Continue reading *NEW* SICARIO REVIEW *NEW*