“Dunkirk,” written, directed, and co-produced by Christopher Nolan (with Emma Thomas), is the best theatrical release in a long time, premiering on July 13, 2017 in the UK and USA. It has been amply rewarded with an impressive take at the box office and deserves the critical acclaim it has received.
Techno-thriller “The Circle” gets the techno part down well. It’s the thriller part it lacks. That said, I’m a big fan of the sub-genre and enjoyed this film more than its iffy reviews and disappointing opening weekend box office might suggest.
RECOMMENDED: WITH CAVEAT
“Arrival” — A Movie Review by Liz Warner
“Arrival” has largely received very good reviews and was nominated for, or received, awards, but I will be a maverick here. Although I’m a fan of the genre, I didn’t care for this sci-fi flick for the reasons I enumerate below.
It’s impossible to not compare “Allied” with the award-winning 1943 classic, “Casablanca.” That’s because “Allied” is set in 1942 French Morocco during the African campaign of World War II. The comparison is unfortunate, though, because “Allied” can’t possibly live up to such lofty expectations. Still, it’s a worthwhile film, ably directed by Robert Zemeckis, even with its shortcomings.
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Worth a Hamilton.
Given friends’ rave reviews about “Sully,” I was surprised to have left the theater just a bit disappointed. It was good, and I’d recommend it, but it likely won’t be in my DVD/BluRay collection unless and until it’s in the cut-out bin.
Oliver Stone’s latest movie, Snowden, may not be his best, but isn’t lacking in intrigue and drama.
It’s worth the time and price of ticket.
SNOWDEN – A MOVIE REVIEW by Liz Warner
Director/screenwriter Oliver Stone’s (and Kieran Fitzgerald’s) latest movie, Snowden, might not be the best of his films, though I confess to being partial to Stone’s prolific works. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016 and was released in the United States on September 16.