Writer-director’s latest a compelling war story based on true events

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 12:17

‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’

Written by Allen Adams

Latest from Luc Besson a surreal, scattered space opera

It’s a love story as old as time itself: A Pakistani-born comedian’s set is interrupted by a beautiful American girl. They begin dating. He is scared to tell his parents of the relationship because they intend for him to marry a Muslim girl.  

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 11:52

‘The Big Sick’ a cure for the common rom-com

Written by Allen Adams

For the past few years, we’ve been hearing about the demise of the romantic comedy. “The Death of the Rom-Com” has been the central thesis of loads of lengthy thinkpieces – some more navel-gaze-y than others, but all devoted to explaining the reasons behind the genre’s impending extinction.

And then a movie comes along to remind us all that there’s plenty of gas left in the romantic tank. All it takes is someone with a compelling (and funny) story to tell or a compelling (and funny) way to tell it or – ideally – both.

A movie like “The Big Sick.”


Latest franchise installment offers compelling closure to trilogy


Latest reboot captures the joyful spirit of the beloved superhero

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 09:29

‘The House’ worth a gamble

Written by Allen Adams

Comedy rolls the dice in unexpected ways

Thursday, 29 June 2017 15:07

‘Baby Driver’ has the (Edgar) Wright stuff

Written by Allen Adams

Propulsive action movie easily the best of the summer so far

Fifth installment in franchise lives up (or down) to expectations

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 09:25

‘Cars 3’ runs a good race

Written by Allen Adams

Pixar sequel offers simple, unchallenging fun.

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