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IT- Stephen King's feature adaptation is a bloody fun thriller. Kids find an out of this world clown who makes them face their fears. Pennywise is pound for pound scary! Review
Lucky Harry Dean Stanton's last great performance. of a man contemplating life and death.He died recently at 91. Directed by John Carroll Lynch with David Lynch, Tom Skerritt. Review
Blade Runner 2049 - Disappoints even with Ryan Gosling & return of Harrison Ford. Futuristic visuals well done, but story hard to follow. Review
Three Billboards in Edding Missouri - Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, & Sam Rockwell in an extraordinary film of a mother taking matters into her own hands to find her daughter's killer. Script and delivery count.
Mudbound - Interviewed writer Virgil Williams and actor Rob Morgan about the Netflix series directed by Dee Rees. The story ofwhat happens to a Black family and White family sending their boys off to war. Powerful. Marquee Feature Winner
Roman Israel, Esq. - Interviewed Director Dan Gilroy about working with Denzel Washington, how he develops ideas and characters and more.
Please Stand By - Interviewed Ben Lewin who worked with Dakota Fanning playing an autistic young girl determined to get her script to Hollywood.
Wild Honey - Interviewed Chicago actress Rusty Schwimmer and Director Francis Stokes about the sweet comedy. A sex operator living with her mother develops a relationship with one of her callers and goes to meet him.
Mr. Fish - Interviewed Mr. Fish (Dwayne booth) and director Pablo Bryant about the talented artist's edgy work for magazines and the future of political cartooning in light of the death of print outlets. Documentary Feature Winner.
Chasing the Blues - Two fans compete to snatch rare Blues vinyl. Click for interview with Jon Lovitz & Director Scott Smith.
I, Tonya - Allison Janney & Margot Robbie spar as mother & daughter in story behind Tonya Harding vs Nancy Kerrigan skating for Olympic Gold.
The Florida Project - William Dafoe great as manager of a motel outside DisneyWorld showing what can be the unhappiest place on Earth. The kid actors are amazing. Review
Breathe The first polio patient to be freed of the iron lung because of his loving wife & sense of adventure. Directed by Andy Serkis. Starring Andrew Garfield,Clair Foy Review
Austin Film Festival October 25-November 2. We were there talking with TV and filmmakers Complete reviews and interviews soon.
The Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro crafts Grimm's Fairy Tale meets Beauty and the Beast in a charming alarming film starring Sally Hawkins.
Thor: Ragnarok - Thor wins 3 weeks in a row. Colorful, funniest Marvel yet. Thor loses hammer. Hulk talks! Cate Blanchett is sharp. Tess Thomspson tough.Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo. Review
Lady Bird - Click here for our interview with Greta Gerwig about writing and also directing her first feature film. Saoirse Ronan & Laurie Metcalf in Mother/Daughter battles in a coming of age film.
LBJ Woody Harrelson is convincing as Lyndon Baines Johnson.The President couldn't end the Viet Nam War, but became known for what he did for ciivil rights.
Last Flag Flying Director Richard Linklater tackles a tough subject in a Viet Nam vet buddy film. Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne Review
Murder on the Orient Express It's all about the moustache as Agatha Christie's novel comes to life again with Kenneth Branaugh at the helm. Judy Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad Willem Dafoe & more. Review
Lady Bird - Saoirse Ronan & Laurie Metcalf are mother/daughter doing battle in Writer Greta Gerwig's impressive directorial debut. Review and Interview with Greta Gerwig
The Square - Palme d'or winner at Cannes is a thought provoking Swedish satire about advertising & marketing a controversial art exhibit. Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss. Review
Justice League- Can Batman, Wonder Woman and all knock Thor off the top? And bring Superman back? New super villain too. Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill. Review
Mudbound - Dee Rees directs powerful drama about race affecting one Black family and one White family in the Jim Crow era. Review and Interviews with writer Virgil Williams and actor Rob Morgan.
Wonder Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson in a positive film about a boy with a physical facial condition who proves to himself and others he really is a wonder. Review
The Disaster Artist - Art imitates art in James Franco's wild movie about the making of Tommy Oiseau's The Room, "The worst movie ever made." Have to see it to believe it. Review soon.