"Castle in the Sky" may be the most straightforward action/adventure movie made by Japanese master animator Hayao Miyazaki, and it provides an excellent introduction to his catalog.
Garland’s unwillingness to compromise has resulted in a film whose ideas and philosophy demand thought and dissection and are not easily dismissed or forgotten.
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Sterling K. Brown
It sloughs off the generic label that adheres to many films of the genre, providing an experience that is by turns exciting, emotional, and funny.
Shows how the most devastating damage caused by terrorists sometimes isn’t to those who die; it’s to those who remain alive.
The movie is all about the nonstop dialogue but, as a result of the way the words flow, they function as momentum builders.
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: Scott Cooper
Cast: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Q’orianka Kilcher, Adam Beach, Rory Cochrane, Ben Foster, Jonathan Majors, Jesse Plemons, Timothee Chalamet, Peter Mullan, Stephen Lang
A morality play that has much in common with the so-called “revisionist” Westerns of recent years.
"The Post" offers a stirring reminder of the importance of unsung heroes in protecting the American way of life.
U.S. Release Date: 1995-12-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Al Pacino, Natalie Portman, William Fichtner, Dennis Haysbert, Ted Levine, Wes Studi, Mykelti Williamson, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Val Kilmer, Robert De Niro, Kevin Gage
Taking the focus off the Pacino/De Niro sequences and allowing the movie to stand on its own reveals a production of uncommon power and intensity.
An adult fairy tale that encourages the same emotional responses often engendered by such simple, heartfelt stories.
Takes a hard look at the system of racial inequality that defined this era and reminds viewers of the price for surrendering to our base instincts.