SICARIO Review – ***½

After impressing me greatly with the haunting Prisoners and the marvelously maddening Enemy, I was eager to see what Denis Villeneuve would do next. Then, this opened at Cannes, to solid but not outstanding reviews, and the trailers failed to truly excite me. So my level of anticipation dropped accordingly. Then subsequent reviews proved more favorable, so much…

INTO THE WOODS Review – ***½

I confess, my history with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s fairy-tale musical has been a checkered one. I saw it…oh, probably around 10 years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed the first act while being put off by the second act. I saw it again about two years ago, and thought about the same. I understand what…

EDGE OF TOMORROW Review – ***½

This isn’t going to be a long review (I know, I’ve said that before), not because this is a bad or unnotable film, but because A. it’s so complex that a detailed synopsis would ruin it and take forever to write and B. it’s exactly what it needs to be–a summer action thriller that takes…