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‘Mapplethorpe’ Fails to Capture Photographer’s Essence

‘Mapplethorpe’ Fails to Capture Photographer’s Essence

★★☆☆☆ The eponymous “Mapplethorpe” chronicles the adult life and artistic development of Robert Mapplethorpe, an American photographer who rose to fame in New York City during the 1970s. The photographer was known for his uncensored artwork, most notably his black-and-white portraits of nude men and women. Mapplethorpe’s erotic work is[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
Stars Shine Despite Rushed Plot in ‘Greta’

Stars Shine Despite Rushed Plot in ‘Greta’

★★★☆☆ Director and writer Neil Jordan, known for “The Crying Game” and “Breakfast on Pluto,” returns with his new thriller “Greta.” While impressive acting by both Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz in the lead roles cultivated excitement in the run-up to the film, it still fell somewhat short of[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments The Guide
BET FILMS | Ali Davis, played by Taraji P. Henson, embodies values of a hardworking, empowering and independent woman. After a shaman gives her a strong concotion to drink, Ali  obtains the ability to hear men’s thoughts, revealing their darkest secrets and true desires. “What Men Want” surpasses its predecessor by addressing gender and race.

‘What Men Want’ Highlights Humor, Diversity

“What Men Want,” the 2019 adaption of the early 2000s Mel Gibson film “What Women Want,” is a sharper, funnier, more inclusive take on the original concept. Directed by Hollywood veteran Adam Shankman, with a cast led by Taraji P. Henson, the film does the work its predecessor could not.[Read More…]

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DIRECTOR’S CUT: Cooper Captivates With Raw Emotion in ‘A Star Is Born’

I’ve never been great with trends, so I was a little late to the craze surrounding “A Star Is Born.” While waiting meant that I got to take in Bradley Cooper’s (COL ’97) directorial debut outside the bulk of all the madness, the film had a massive reputation to live[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
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Jonah Hill’s ‘Mid90s’ Evokes Bittersweet Nostalgia

“Mid90s,” a bittersweet and complex coming-of-age film, kindles deep nostalgia for the namesake era with masterfully subtle artistic direction by Jonah Hill and evocative performances. In his writing, directorial and producing debut, Hill tells the story of Stevie, a prepubescent boy played by Sunny Suljic, who is desperate to make[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments The Guide
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Is a Killer Queen Biopic

★★★★☆ “Bohemian Rhapsody,” a new biopic film, will excite even the most casual rock fans in this enjoyable exploration into the music of Queen and its larger than life frontman, Freddie Mercury, portrayed perfectly by Rami Malek. At its core, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a story of isolation and identity. Freddie[Read More…]

by November 1, 2018 0 comments The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘A Simple Favor’ Pioneers a New Feminist Noir Subgenre

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘A Simple Favor’ Pioneers a New Feminist Noir Subgenre

Director Paul Feig has put a feminine twist on gritty noir tropes in “A Simple Favor,” injecting the film with dark humor and sets that bend reality to bring the film’s two antiheroines to life. The film opens with Stephanie Ward, played by Anna Kendrick, livestreaming on her vlog, which[Read More…]

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Annapurna Pictures

‘The Sisters Brothers’ Is as Good as Gold

★★★★☆ “The Sisters Brothers” entertainingly explores familial love, man’s propensity toward both good and evil and the first use of a toothbrush. Jacques Audiard’s western dark comedy film, based on the Patrick deWitt novel of the same name, tells the story of brothers Charlie and Eli Sisters. The duo of[Read More…]

by October 1, 2018 1 comment Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
‘Tea With the Dames’ Is as Pleasant as an Afternoon in the Garden

‘Tea With the Dames’ Is as Pleasant as an Afternoon in the Garden

★★★★☆ “Tea With the Dames” invites viewers to escape the English rain for the gossip, wisdom and laughter shared in an afternoon chat between four women coming up on 60 years of friendship. The companionship between Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Eileen Atkins and Dame Joan Plowright has[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Movies
For ‘The Children Act,’ Skip the Theater and Read the Book

For ‘The Children Act,’ Skip the Theater and Read the Book

★★★☆☆ “The Children Act,” the latest film adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel, has a strong cast and a compelling plot but fails to live up to the allure of its literary counterpart. The film, which is directed by Richard Eyre and distributed by FilmNation Entertainment, BBC Films, A24 and[Read More…]

by September 25, 2018 0 comments Movies