“The Jungle Book”: Film Review

The Jungle Book is shot beautifully, and has a fantastic sense of wonder within the world being created. That translates into big-screen magic. Nobody noticed it, but over the last […]

“Barbershop: The Next Cut”: Film Review

When it aims for comedy, The Next Cut is an enjoyable catch-up at the Barbershop. But, even though it touches upon topical issues, its drama is forced and hinders rather […]

“Hardcore Henry”: Film Review

Hardcore Henry Hardcore Henry is most certainly not a movie for everyone, but it’s a film that’s blessed with the clear knowledge of exactly who it’s for and delivers specifically […]

“The Invitation” Film Review

The Invitation The Invitation is undoubtedly gorgeous to look at. It’s just a shame that it doesn’t do nearly enough to hook, before laboriously meandering to its foreseeable conclusion. An […]

“Class Divide”: Film Review

Marc Levin’s documentary spotlights the dramatic contrast between the rich and poor residents of Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood. 2:04 PM PDT 4/13/2016 by Frank Scheck Frank Scheck Gentrification has been […]

‘Captain America: Civil War’: Film Review

Ethical questions divide the Avengers in Marvel’s latest big-screen extravaganza starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. Call it “civil war” or call it brand extension; call it […]

“The Slippers”: Film Review

See the unlikely birth of the movie-memorabilia industry. The magic powers of a wicked witch’s footwear are nothing compared to the spell Tinseltown casts in The Slippers, Morgan White’s look […]

“Rio, I Love You”: Film Review

Rio follows Paris and NYC as the third “I Love You”-film destination. A talent-laden omnibus in which nearly no one delivers his best (not even close), Rio, I Love You […]