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Bayard Rustin made a massive impact on modern times, as the organizer of Martin Luther King, Jr's hugely successful March on Washington in 1963. But you might wonder why you haven't heard of him. Open…
The underdog sports movie has a tried and true formula: An unlikely hero tries, and usually initially fails to master their sport, only to persevere and triumph at the end. Nyad, the true story of lon…
Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom, Jr.), a single dad with a 12-year-old daughter, has good reason to have lost religion. He saw his pregnant wife die while they were on a photography assignment in Haiti. …
There's a moment so gentle and lovely in The Unknown Country: A young woman named Tana (Lily Gladstone) meets her great-uncle (Richard Ray Whitman) for the first time since she was a child. With a smi…
What little I know about lucha libre, the super-popular Mexican wrestling involving face masks, character personas, and elaborate costumes, has been from glimpses in mainstream American pop culture, t…
The Last Voyage of the Demeter piqued my interest because it had two of my favorite genres in one: religious/supernatural horror and a tall-masted ship on a voyage of doom. Even better, Last Voyage is…
Many navel-gazing indie flicks swirl around a tried and true trope: the urban neurotic, narcissistic, sarcastic, self-pitying, supposedly irresistible man-child that pines about unattainable women, un…
From the first teaser for Barbie, a winking reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey's "dawn of man" opening scene, Greta Gerwig's big-screen movie of the iconic toy looked surprisingly promising. The marke…
Of his infamous deadly creation the atomic bomb, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer famously quoted Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." Oppenheimer, cele…
SYNOPSIS: Ethan Hunt and the IMF team must track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity if it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at s…
When 1969-era Indiana Jones complains that everything hurts, it is clear that he means more than that punch to the jaw, or the bullet hole in his shoulder. Indy is now 70-something (played by a fit 80…
Long proven and respected as a dramatic actress (hello, Oscar winner!), Jennifer Lawrence (as any YouTube surfers of celebrity interviews knows) has a killer sense of humor. Seeing how funny and self-…