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AG STUDIOS | Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make a solid team, Theron's character shares a look at the challenges women face not only in their private relationships, but also their public careers.

‘Long Shot’ Pairs Unexpected Duo With Mixed Success

★★★☆☆ Seth Rogen’s latest venture into political humor, “Long Shot,” is the lighthearted rom-com that has just enough charm, humor and heart to pass a couple of hours. While the movie is dominated by Rogen’s on-brand and unsurprisingly crude hijinks, the on-screen romance between him and co-star Charlize Theron slowly[Read More…]

by May 4, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
WARNER BROS | Shedding the usual self-importance that has dominated the superhero genre, "Shazam" takes itself lightly, allowing for hilarity to ensue.

‘Shazam’ Puts Light-Hearted Twist on the Superhero Genre

With the success of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy, superhero films in the DC cinematic universe have become dark, entangled and conflicted. This tone has been effective in some iterations. However, recent box office and critical blunders like the first “Justice League” movie have left the franchise’s directors and producers desperate[Read More…]

by April 8, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
BELGA PRODUCTIONS | Despite standout performances by Jessie Eisenberg and Alex Skarsgard, "The Hummingbird Project" gets caught up in technical details that hurt the plot.

‘The Hummingbird Project’ Loses Focus, Manages to Entertain

In a world of high-stakes trading, where Wall Street looms large in the thoughts and ambitions of most individuals and high-speed transactions let people make millions instantly, greed, ambition and madness rule. A fraction of a second can mean huge earnings or losses, and different players will go to crazy[Read More…]

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
WALT DISNEY PICTURES | Disney's "Dumbo," brought back to theaters with Tim Burton's distinct artistic eye, is an uplifting family film that will visually stun.

Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Moves Audiences, Visually Stuns

★★★★☆ Renowned director and producer Tim Burton returned to the cinemas March 29 after a three-year absence with “Dumbo,” a remake of the 1941 animated Disney film. The plot captures a beautiful parallel of familial love between Dumbo and his mother and that of Holt Farrier, played by Colin Farrell,[Read More…]

by March 31, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
MARVEL STUDIOS | 'Captain Marvel' follows a long line of box office smashes from Marvel Studios, but so much emphasis on the franchise keeps the film from developing on its own.

‘Captain Marvel’ Highlights New Female Superhero, Prepares for Franchise Finale

★★★★☆ After DC Comics’ overwhelmingly successful debut of “Wonder Woman” in 2017, many were anxiously awaiting the response of its rival, Marvel Comics. On International Women’s Day, Stan Lee’s brainchild debuted its leading lady, Captain Marvel, in Marvel’s first film since its creator’s passing in November 2018. While the movie[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
BRON STUDIOS | "Isn't It Romantic" parodies the stereotypical conventions of the romantic comedy to weave a charming tale that bolsters female empowerment and body positivity.

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Charmingly Parodies the Romantic Comedy

★★★½ Starring comedian Rebel Wilson, “Isn’t It Romantic” delights audience members with its lighthearted satire of romantic comedies, celebrating female empowerment while revealing how negative social norms manifest themselves in cinema. This parody follows the life of New York architect Natalie, uninspired and invisible in her career while struggling to[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Roma’ Dazzles With Deceptively Simple Portrait of Mexico City

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Roma’ Dazzles With Deceptively Simple Portrait of Mexico City

Viewers rarely get to see a film that feels as simple as it does enriching. Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” not only offers this experience, but also creates a quiet, humble sadness whose climax erupts in raw heartbreak. I had heard mixed reviews from friends — while some praised the film as[Read More…]

by February 4, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
GLOBAL ROAD ENTERTAINMENT | The performances of Matthew McConaughey, left, and Anne Hathaway, right, are decidedly the best part of "Serenity."

McConaughey and Hathaway Outshine Otherwise Disappointing ‘Serenity’

★★☆☆☆ Despite solid performances from Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, “Serenity” fails to meet its audience’s high expectations of a film with such big-name talent. “Serenity” offers its viewers implausible plot development, unnatural storyline twists and an easily predictable ending that creates an unsatisfying experience. Known as a director and[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Amblin Partners | The heart of “On the Basis of Sex” comes from the biopic’s fusion of Ruth Bader Gisburg’s professional and personal lives. Despite the prominence of the relationship between Ruth, right, and her husband Marty, left, in the film, the love story does not distract from but rather complements the powerful narrative tracing Ruth’s legal fight against gender discrimination.

‘On the Basis of Sex’ Artfully Traces RBG’s Ascent to the Court

★★★★★ As Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrates her 25th year on the nation’s highest court, “On the Basis of Sex” focuses on the court case that launched her battle to dismantle legal barriers for women, presenting the origin story of the Supreme Court justice we now know as the Notorious R.B.G.[Read More…]

by January 24, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Olivia Simon

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Green Book’ Offers Moving but Imperfectly Crafted Story

I became aware of “Green Book” just before the holidays, when a couple of my friends mentioned it was worth catching at the theater. While I was surprised to learn the film was directed by Peter Farrelly of the Farrelly Brothers — known for comedies such as “Dumb and Dumber”[Read More…]

by January 22, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Movies