Daily Archives: June 8, 2018

Preview, Bridges, Hamm, Hemsworth and Dakota Johnson have “Bad Times at the El Royale”

Saw this as a preview for “Hotel Artemis” last night and was at least a little intrigued. A Golden Age of Reno/Vegas period piece with Jeff Bridges as a preacher, Chris Hemsworth as someone straight outta Hell, just two of … Continue reading

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Preview, Somebody sent Keanu to “Siberia”

So what can we read into this trailer for the upcoming thriller “Siberia,” starring Keanu Reeves? Reeves, like Nic Cage and Cusack and a few others of his generation, is still getting some sort of decent quote. That’s why a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Father and Daughter make sweet music together in “Hearts Beat Loud”

Bittersweet is such a tricky thing to master in a movie that you cherish it when you find it, even if the movie delivering it is a bit on-the-nose, corny even. But all those traits have become a niche for … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The AI Future We Fear is one “Upgrade” away

It’s clever, but we’re not talking “Memento” here, plot-wise. It’s droll, even in its violence, but Leigh “Saw” Whannell is no Noel Coward. And even if it’s not a prophetic equal to “2001” or “AI,” it’s vivid and horrific in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Jodie gets a little blood on her hands in “Hotel Artemis”

Of all the blood-and-whisky-soaked dystopian thrillers peddled to all the Chinese financiers by all of Hollywood, why on Earth would Oscar winner Jodie Foster return to the big screen with “Hotel Artemis?”  She plays “Nurse,” who runs an underworld hotel-hospital … Continue reading

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