Category: Film Reviews

Review: The Shining (1980)

The Shining

The Shining

Rating



Director

Stanley Kubrick

Screenplay

Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson (Novel: Stephen King)

Length

2h 26m

Starring

Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel

MPAA Rating

R
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Review: The Crying Game (1992)

The Crying Game

The Crying Game

Rating

Director

Neil Jordan

Screenplay

Neil Jordan

Length

1h 52m

Starring

Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Adrian Dunbar, Joe Savino, Jim Broadbent, Andree Bernard

MPAA Rating

R
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Review: The Dead (1987)

The Dead

The Dead

Rating



Director

John Huston

Screenplay

Tony Huston (Short Story: James Joyce)

Length

1h 23m

Starring

Anjelica Huston, Dan O’Herlihy, Colm Meaney, Ingrid Craigie, Donal McCann, Sean McClory, Marie Kean, Donal Donnelly

MPAA Rating

PG
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Review: Babe (1995)

Babe

Babe

Rating



Director

Chris Noonan

Screenplay

George Miller, Chris Noonan (Novel: Dick King-Smith)

Length

1h 31m

Starring

Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann, Hugo Weaving, Miriam Flynn, Russie Taylor, Evelyn Krape, Michael Edward-Stevens, Charles Bartlett, Paul Livingston, Roscoe Lee Browne, James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski

MPAA Rating

G
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Review: Victor/Victoria (1982)

Victor/Victoria

Victor/Victoria

Rating



Director

Blake Edwards

Screenplay

Blake Edwards

Length

2h 14m

Starring

Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhys-Davies

MPAA Rating

PG
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Review: Soul (2020)

Soul

Soul

Rating



Director

Pete Docter, Kemp Powers

Screenplay

Pete Docter, Mike Jones, Kemp Powers

Length

1h 40m

Starring

Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House, Alice Braga, Richard Ayoade, Phylicia Rashad, Donnell Rawlings, Ahmir-Khali Thompson aka Questlove, Angela Bassett, Cora Champonmmier, Margo Hall, Daveed Diggs, Rhodessa Jones, Wes Studi

MPAA Rating

PG

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Review: Onward (2020)

Onward

Onward

Rating



Director

Dan Scanlon

Screenplay

Dan Scanlon, Keith Bunin, Jason Headley

Length

1h 42m

Starring

Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez

MPAA Rating

PG

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Review: Red Notice (2021)

Red Notice

Red Notice

Rating



Director

Rawson Marshall Thurber

Screenplay

Rawson Marshall Thurber

Length

1h 58m

Starring

Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Ritu Arya, Chris Diamantopoulos

MPAA Rating

PG-13

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Review: The Suicide Squad (2021)

The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad

Rating



Director

James Gunn

Screenplay

James Gunn

Length

2h 12m

Starring

Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson

MPAA Rating

R

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Review: tick, tick…BOOM! (2021)

tick, tick…BOOM!

tick, tick…BOOM!

Rating



Director

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Screenplay

Steven Levenson (Musical: Jonathan larson)

Length

1h 55m

Starring

Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus, Vanessa Hudgens, Joshua Henry, Jonathan Marc Sherman, MJ Rodriguez, Ben Levi Ross, Judith Light, Bradley Whitford

MPAA Rating

PG-13

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Review: 2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films (2022)

2021 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

These short films are available in a program from Shorts.TV, releasing theatrically.

Director

Joanna Quinn (Affairs of the Art); Hugo Covarrubias (Bestia); Anton Dyakov (Boxballet); Dan Ojari, Michael Please (Robin Robin); Alberto Mielgo (The Windshield Wiper); Maria Brendle (Ala Kachuu – Take and Run); Tadeusz Lysiak (The Dress); Aneil Karia (The Long Goodbye); Martin Strange-Hansen (On My Mind); KD Davila (Please Hold); Matthew Ogens (Audible); Pedro Kos, Jon Shenk (Lead Me Home); Ben Proudfoot (The Queen of Basketball); Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei (Three Songs for Benazir); and Jay Rosenblatt (When We Were Bullies).

Screenplay

Les Mills (Affairs of the Art); Hugo Covarrubias, Martin Erazo (Bestia); Anton Dyakov, Andrey Vasilyev (Boxballet); Dan Ojari, Michael Please, Sam Morrison (Robin Robin); Alberto Mielgo (The Windshield Wiper); Maria Brendle (Ala Kachuu – Take and Run); Tadeusz Lysiak (The Dress); Aneil Karia, Riz Ahmed (The Long Goodbye); Martin Strange-Hansen (On My Mind); and KD Davila, Omer Levin Menekse (Please Hold).

Length

16 min. (Affairs of the Art); 15 min. (Bestia); 15 min. (Boxballet); 32 min. (Robin Robin); 14 min. (The Windshield Wiper); 38 min. (Ala Kachuu – Take and Run); 30 min. (The Dress); 13 min. (The Long Goodbye); 18 min. (On My Mind); 19 min. (Please Hold); 39 min. (Audible); 39 min. (Lead Me Home); 22 min. (The Queen of Basketball); 22 min. (Three Songs for Benazir); and 36 min. (When We Were Bullies).

Starring

Menna Trussler, Brendan Charleson, Joanna Quinn, Mali Ann Rees (Affairs of the Art); Bronte Carmichael, Richard E. Grant, Gillian Anderson, Adeel Akhtar, Amira Macey-Michael (Robin Robin); Eboni Adams, Kara Whitfield, Fanny Rosen, Charlie Bean, Jake Bercovici, Zachary Rosencrantz, Andrew Cider, Anka Tiribeia, Alberto Mielgo (The Windshield Wiper); Alina Turdumamatova, Nurbek Esengazy Uulu, Madina Talipbekova (Ala Kachuu – Take and Run); Aybike Erkinbekova, Kanat Abdahmanov, Taalaykan Abazova (Ala Kachuu – Take and Run); Anna Dzieduszycka, Dorota Pomykala, Szymon Piotr Warszawski, Andrzey Glazer (The Dress); Riz Ahmed, Sudha Bhuchar, Nikkita Chadha, Taru Devani, Asmara Gabrielle, Marissa Hussain, Hugo Nicholason, Hussina Raja, Ambreen Razia, Reynah Rita, Rish Shah (The Long Goodbye); Rasmus Hammerich, Camilla Bendix, Ole Boisen, Adam Brix, Anne-Marie Bjerre Koch, Sissel Bergfjord (On My Mind); and Erick Lopez, John Alton, Doreen Calderon, Greg Karber, Dani Messerschmidt, Daniel Edward Mora (Please Hold).

MPAA Rating

N/A
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Review: Encanto (2021)

Encanto

Encanto

Rating



Director

Jared Bush, Byron Howard

Screenplay

Charise Castro Smith, Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Jason Hand, Nancy Kruse, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Length

1h 42m

Starring

Stephanie Beatriz, Maria Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, Mauro Castillo, Jessica Darrow, Angie Cepeda, Carolina Gaitan, Diana Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama, Rhenzy Feliz, Ravi Cabot-Conyers, Adassa, Maluma

MPAA Rating

PG

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Review: West Side Story (2021)

West Side Story

West Side Story

Rating



Director

Steven Spielberg

Screenplay

Tony Kushner (Play: Arthur Laurents)

Length

2h 36m

Starring

Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Mike Faist

MPAA Rating

PG-13

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Review: House of Gucci (2021)

House of Gucci

House of Gucci

Rating



Director

Ridley Scott

Screenplay

Becky Johnston, Roberto Bentivegna, Becky Johnston (Book: Sara Gay Forden)

Length

1h 38m

Starring

Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto, Jack Huston, Salma Hayek

MPAA Rating

R

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Review: Vivo (2021)

Vivo

Vivo

Rating



Director

Kirk DeMicco, Brandon Jeffords

Screenplay

Kirk DeMicco, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Peter Barsocchini

Length

1h 35m

Starring

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ynairaly Simo, Zoe Saldana, Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, Brian Tyree Henry, Gloria Estefan, Michael Rooker, Nicole Byer, Katie Lowes, Olivia Trujillo, Lidya Jewett, Christian Ochoa

MPAA Rating

PG

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