Cold pursuit

Director: Hans Petter Moland Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson A snowplow driver seeks revenge against the drug dealers he thinks killed his son. Based on the 2014 Norwegian film ‘In Order of Disappearance’. Liam Neeson has done one of these kind of movies almost every year since the blockbuster ‘Taken” and he carries the baggage of all his past revenge movies and in this … Continue reading Cold pursuit

The Favourite (2018)

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are both brilliantly witty and Colman’s performance is nothing less but sublime. The three … Continue reading The Favourite (2018)

Stan & Ollie

Director: Jon S. Baird Stars: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain. It is a good movie, a melancholy look at the relationship between one of film’s great comedic duos, and a respectful tribute … Continue reading Stan & Ollie

Glass

Director: M. Night Shyamalan Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. A satisfying superhero drama, and a great reunion of the cast of two of Shyamalan’s best films. There are a lot of stories and characters into one movie, but Samuel L. Jackson did play … Continue reading Glass

Second act

Director: Peter Segal Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do. Even the beauty and the charm of Jennifer Lopez cannot overcome a mess of a script in “Second act”. The film feels as finely tailored to J. Lo as the booty-enhancing pencil skirts she wears throughout … Continue reading Second act

Mary Poppins returns

Director: Rob Marshall Stars: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. If you’re looking for a fun time or an excuse to feel like a child again, then “Mary Poppins returns” is definitely for you. I like it because it’s well acted … Continue reading Mary Poppins returns

The Grinch

Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. The latest animated movie of Christmas’ most famous bad character might not be strictly necessary, but it’s still pretty fun – and revamped just enough to feel fresh, as it is a well-intentioned update of the classic tale. It is not perfect … Continue reading The Grinch

Robin Hood

Director: Otto Bathurst Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown. This is an action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography and a timeless romance but unfortunately this “Robin Hood” has not brought a new dimension to this old tale. They are trying too hard to modernize this … Continue reading Robin Hood