Movie & Book Reviews


Movie Review: “Max Steel”
Oct 20 2016
Yet another action figure leaps off the toy store shelves and onto the big screen in "Max Steel", the coming-of-age chronicle of a Mattel-made superhero.

Movie Review: Queen of Katwe
Oct 13 2016
The glorious "Queen of Katwe" (Disney) applies the traditional formula of an uplifting sports drama to the real-life story of a Ugandan chess prodigy.

Movie Review: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Oct 06 2016
Director Tim Burton is on his home turf with the gothic fantasy "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" (Fox).

Movie Review: “Storks”
Sep 29 2016
Popular culture's relentless drive to portray a homosexual lifestyle as merely one more form of diversity and its view of out-of-wedlock motherhood as a respectable choice, at least for mature women, mars the otherwise unobjectionable animated comedy "Storks" (Warner Bros.)

Movie Review: Snowden
Sep 21 2016
Holed up in a Hong Kong hotel on the eve of his epochal leak, Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) recalls the events of his life.

Movie Review: 'Sully'
Sep 12 2016
Hanks is in his element conveying the understated heroism of the aviator who landed his plane on the Hudson River.

Movie Review: 'Morgan'
Sep 08 2016
In the “humanoid made from synthetic DNA” genre, “Morgan” omits even an occasional reflection on what it means to have a human moral sense.

Movie Review: 'The Light Between Oceans'
Sep 01 2016
After fighting in World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) returns home to Australia a broken man.

Movie Review: ‘War Dogs’
Aug 25 2016
Two young Florida men become improbable arms merchants in “War Dogs”.

Movie Review: 'Ben-Hur'
Aug 18 2016
The bad news for believers is that, primarily because of a poorly written script, this “Ben-Hur” fails to convince when Wallace’s religious theme comes to the fore.

Movie Review: 'Pete’s Dragon'
Aug 11 2016
The classic boy-and-his-dog story assumes outsized proportions in “Pete’s Dragon”, a warmhearted fantasy adventure suitable for teens and their elders.

Movie Review: 'Suicide Squad"
Aug 10 2016
Initially stylish but ultimately ridiculous and chaotic, the DC comics-based adventure “Suicide Squad” (Warner Bros.) also features some dubious moral values.