Guest film critic Daniel Eagan reviews Ophelia, a visually sumptuous adaptation of Lisa Klein’s novel based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
and coming out story with a lot of heart and plenty of quirky characters.
Freddie Mercury’s story needed to be told.
First Man is a technical marvel in filmmaking that puts the audience in the spacecraft and on the moon for a thrilling experience.
Interesting concept, poorly executed. London Fields stars Amber Heard as author Martin Amis’ doomed femme fatale Nicola Six.
Colette is a superb character study exploring gender dynamics and politics within the confines of deeply entrenched double standards. The real life Colette challenged sexual norms while finding her agency. Her message of female empowerment is desperately needed today.
The Wedding Guest is a superbly crafted mystery with terrific performances. Winterbottom is such a versatile director.
The Man Who Feels No Pain is a hip action movie with kick ass slow motion sequences, infectious music, and a lead actor who is posed for stardom.
Starring Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson, Red Joan is a story of a British scientist turned KGB spy. Fairly old-fashioned period piece.
Classic movie lovers should be all over this one. Redford is charming as a gentleman bank robber. A sweet love story with Sissy Spacek. Funny and witty. A tribute to Redford’s career.
A sweet little indie film. Grainger and Paquin are great. The bees add an almost fantastical element to the story. I hope it finds its audience.
Captivating drama. Melissa McCarthy seamlessly embodies the unapologetic Lee Israel. Richard E. Grant is perfection as the shifty sidekick.
Not your typical little league baseball movie. Benched stars John C. McGinley and Garret Dillahunt as coaches with two very different training mentalities.
Hot to Trot shines a spotlight on the little-known world of same-sex ballroom dance.
A beautiful sensitive portrayal of love and friendship between two girls on the cusp of womanhood.
A poignant drama about Mexican immigrants in Brooklyn. Features non-actors in a superb yet quiet story about finding joy in a life filled with endless work.