Saturday, May 18, 2019

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum


Interestingly, even though Chad Stahelski's John Wick: Chapter 3 —Parabellum delivers deliciously brutal set pieces where our hero (Keanu Reeves) dispatches with zen master efficiency armies of bounty hunters, its biggest stomach-turner is a stoic ballerina pulling off a toenail.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Guava Island



Donald Glover's "This is America" was more Fela Kuti than minstrel provocateur to me. Glover continues his indictment of racial and cultural oppression in his peculiar but pleasing "Guava Island," where he is a guileless singer angering island bosses while lifting people's spirits.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Long Shot



Jonathan Levine's gushily giddy Long Shot is not pitching the believability of a lovely gov't officer (Charlize Theron) falling for an untidy news reporter (Seth Rogen), an old childhood friend. Rather it appears to be hawking principles over politics, a more interesting premise.

Yesterday

  Director Danny Boyle's hummably insightful morality tale, Yesterday, is a sure starmaker for amiable Hamish Patel, who plays ...