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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

Movie Review: ‘Gringo’

★★☆☆☆ “Why am I always getting screwed for doing my job?” wonders earnest businessman Harold Soyinka, played by David Oyelowo, in the beginning of the second act of “Gringo.” “Gringo,” director Nash Edgerton’s second feature film after “The Square,” spends 110 minutes on the twists and gore of the “always[Read More…]

by March 11, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide

Movie Review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

★★★★☆ As its title seems to suggest, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” by Yorgos Lanthimos, director of the Oscar-nominated film “The Lobster,” takes an unsettling – yet balanced – dive into the themes of revenge and sacrifice lurking beneath the surface of innocence. Renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Steven Murphy,[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘Blood Money’

★★☆☆☆ Despite what its name may suggest, “Blood Money” does not live up to its status as a thrilling action flick. The film follows three high school friends who find millions of dollars floating in the river during a camping trip. The trio attempts to take the money, but their[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘American Made’

★★★☆☆ Director Doug Liman and megastar Tom Cruise are a match made in Hollywood heaven. Liman’s “Edge of Tomorrow,” starring Cruise, was a box office success, receiving positive reviews from critics for both Cruise’s performance and Liman’s work. Fortunately for Cruise’s fans across the world, the renowned actor delivers yet[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘American Assassin’

★★★☆☆ American Assassin is an origin story, and it starts as such at the very beginning. Like many beginnings, it sets a happy scene: Mitch Rapp, played by Dylan O’Brien, romps on the beaches of Ibiza, Spain with his girlfriend — and soon after, fiancee — Katrina, played by Charlotte[Read More…]

by September 18, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Baby Driver’

Movie Review: ‘Baby Driver’

★★☆☆☆ With a star-studded cast, featuring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx, and the direction of Edgar Wright, the mastermind behind critically acclaimed comedies like “Shaun of the Dead,” “Baby Driver” has all the tools necessary for an incredible heist movie. With an electrifying soundtrack and flawlessly choreographed action[Read More…]

by June 23, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide

Movie Review: ‘Life’

★★☆☆☆ Director Daniel Espinosa brings extraterrestrial life on Mars to audiences in “Life,” in which a rapidly evolving life form that could lead to mass extinction on Earth threatens a crew aboard the International Space Station. With diverse characters played by an A-list cast, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds,[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Black Sea’

Movie Review: ‘Black Sea’

★★★★☆ “Black Sea” is a thrilling, treasure-hunt adventure story; it depicts a group of men desperate to overcome their circumstances and achieve the prosperity they’ve always desired. It keeps audiences on the edge of their seats and takes them on a journey of great depth, both literally and figuratively. Captain[Read More…]

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Crime Thriller Lacks Speed

Crime Thriller Lacks Speed

2.5/5 stars When you hear that there’s a new crime and action thriller with a gorgeous cast, you’re led to expect a pretty great film. Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck starring in a fast-paced drama about the underworld of online gambling? Sounds like a winner. So it’s a real shame[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide