Movie Reviews

Dan Webster and Nathan Weinbender give short movie reviews.

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Great acting raises "Green Book" above the screenplay's obvious clichés, Dan Webster say s in his film review.

We all know that Melissa McCarthy is a comedic force to be reckoned with, but in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?" she delivers a rare dramatic performance as an unassuming literary forger. Nathan Weinbender takes a look at the new film, which is based on a true story, that's already getting Oscar buzz for its star.

It was only a matter of time until Queen, with its flamboyant frontman and roster of hits, got its own film. Now we have "Bohemian Rapsody," which follows the career of the band and the life of lead singer Freddie Mercury, using all those great old songs and a lot of biopic clichés. It may have been a box office champion, but Nathan Weinbender says he wasn't exactly rocked by the new film. 

"The Happy Prince" is a Masterpiece Theater exercise in cinematic irony, Dan Webster says in his film review.

This year we’ve see directorial debuts from actors Bradley Cooper and Bo Burnham, and now Jonah Hill has been added to the list. His first feature, "Mid90s," is a snapshot of skater kids in LA, and Nathan Weinbender proposes that it's more interesting as a mood piece than a coming-of-age narrative.

In "22 July," Paul Greengrass documents the story behind one of the worst mass killings in history, Dan Webster says in his film review.

"Bad Times at the El Royale" has all the trappings of a future cult film— it's over-ambitious, singularly strange, and it died at the box office. Nathan Weinbender takes a look at the neo-noir curiosity, which isn't totally successful, but is most certainly interesting.

Jacques Audiard's "The Sisters Brothers" is no John Ford western, Dan Webster says in his film review.

"First Man" tells the story of a private man who went to the moon, Dan Webster Says in his film review.

Amongst its series and stand-up specials, Netflix has been acquiring new films by great directors— and their newest release is Paul Greengrass' "22 July." Nathan Weinbender takes a look at the movie, which dramatizes terrorist attacks that occurred in Norway in 2011, and examines the craft behind its troublesome existence.