Monday, November 20, 2017

ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. movie poster

Janet's TAKE: Although Roman J. Israel, Esq. doesn't break any new ground in law dramas, Denzel Washington's multi-layered portrayal is the reason to see this film. B-

Washington is

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS movie poster

Janet's TAKE: THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS is an entertaining holiday movie with a clever blend of fact and fantasy.  A-

Good performances throughout, especially Dan Stevens and Christopher Plummer, leave you with

Thursday, November 16, 2017

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri movie poster

Janet's TAKE: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI hits all the right elements for this tragic comedy. A+

The powerhouse but rough characters add a sense of topical truth to

Thursday, November 9, 2017

NOVITIATE

NOVITIATE movie poster

Janet's TAKE: #Novitiate is an interesting look at feminism and faith during the radical changes in the Church by Vatican II. B-

An award-worthy performance by

Friday, October 20, 2017

GEOSTORM

GEOSTORM movie poster

Janet's TAKE: # GeostormMovie is an entertaining matinee disaster flick that has an important message at the end. B-

This formula Gerard Butler movie is

Friday, October 13, 2017

THE FOREIGNER

Janet's TAKE: #ForeignerMovie is slower-paced than most Jackie Chan flicks but he and Brosnan make formidable adversaries. C

A surprisingly emotional Chan makes the movie worth seeing.  There are just too many

Friday, October 6, 2017

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US

Janet's TAKE: #TheMountainBetweenUs is a compelling survival tale with winning performances -up until the contrived romance hits the screen. C

Great cinematography and casting cannot

Thursday, October 5, 2017

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Blade Runner 2049 Ryan Gosling poster

Janet's TAKE: #BladeRunner2049 has masterfully crafted visuals and music with solid performances, but goes on too long. B

It felt like

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

YEAR BY THE SEA

YEAR BY THE SEA poster

Janet's TAKE: #YearByTheSea is a scenic tale of self-discovery reminiscent, albeit a female version, of "A Walk In The Woods". B-

While a good performance from both actresses, Joan's (Karen Allen) relationship with

BRAD'S STATUS


Janet's TAKE: #BradsStatus provides a concise statement on evaluating one's life based on social media posts from friends. B+

Ben Stiller once again gives a