Category Archives: Film

Murder on the Orient Express – Film Review

After the 1934 novel, which is among the most popular of all Agatha Christie murder mysteries, followed by the successful 1974 Albert Finney film (every bit as enjoyable today as it was forty-three years ago) the issue of whodunit in the new Kenneth Branagh directed Murder on the Orient Express has to be the worst-kept […]

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Lady Bird – Film Review

Depending upon age, it’s possible that your initial response to the title Lady Bird might be that’s it’s political in nature, a biographical account of the wife to the nation’s 36th President. But Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut has nothing to do with either politics or the former First Lady. It’s the name of Gerwig’s central […]

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Thor: Ragnarok – Film Review

First, for those who care, a few statistics. Thor: Ragnarok is the 17th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s the sequel to Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). It’s also funny. It’s actually very funny, and for someone who has just about had it with everything superhero, the laughs are its saving […]

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Tragedy Girls – Film Review

There’s something so gleefully demented about the carnage inflicted in co-writer/director Tyler MacIntyre’s comedy horror, Tragedy Girls, that from the opening scene, you’re unexpectedly hooked. Opening in the valley just in time for Halloween week, like the recent Happy Death Day, Tragedy Girls takes the slasher genre and has some unhinged fun with it, but […]

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Thank You for Your Service – Film Review

There’s an irony in the title that may not be immediately evident. More so than most other western countries, in America there’s a demonstrative respect given to the men and women who serve, who fight, who give their everything so that others don’t have to. And often that respect stretches to the families, even to […]

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Geostorm – Film Review

As long as you know going in that what you’re about to see in director Dean Devlin’s Geostorm is pure hokum, you’ll be fine. If not, and its silliness is just too much, then for you this could rank as among the worst of the year. In fact, nominations for the Razzies may already be […]

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