The On the Aisle crew details the many frustrating elements of the new Murder on the Orient Express, along with the sins of a few other adaptations, and also considers the AIDS drama BPM, the comedian documentary Gilbert, and the art house hit The Teacher.
This week the team enthuses over Thor: Ragnarok, the Netflix show Stranger Things, the MST3K-worthy Geostorm, and among revivals, Preston Sturgess’s Sullivan’s Travels, and Elaine May’s A New Leaf (1971).
Movies from between Friday the 27th and Thursday the 2nd include the widely dismissed The Snowman, the documentary Dina, the black comedy Tragedy Girls, the British Heritage tale Goodbye Christopher Robin, the thriller-comedy-social protest tale Suburbicon, and the Blake Lively vehicle All I see Is You. Also on hand is the TV show Manhunt: Unabomber,… More
For movies playing Friday the 20th through Thursday the 26th, the team comments on: Lucky, Harry Dean Stanton’s last film; Human Flow, Ai Wei Wei’s documentary about migration; Nocturama, the French film about terrorists; and on Netflix, the horror film The Babysitter, and David Fincher’s 10-part Mindhunter. On DVD soon is the Criterion edition of… More
For this week’s quartet, the films are: Marshall, biopic of the Supreme Court judge with Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad; The Foreigner, a thriller with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan; Overdrive a Fast and Furious knock off with Scott Eastwood; Una, an adaptation of the play about sexual abuse, with Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn;… More
Ed is back, so there was a full complement of reviewers (Ed, Jordan, Hallie, Mona, and DKH) to discuss the big movies of the week, Blade Runner 2049, Battle of the Sexes, and The Mountain Between Us, along with horror films Better Think Twice, and on DVD Cult of Chucky and the Highbrow Horror A Ghost… More
A hardy trio take on some new and old films this week, including the Tom Cruise biopic American Made, and the British Heritage epic Victoria and Abdul, plus the science fiction film Realive and on DVD, the similar 2:22, the labor activism documentary Dolores, and on DVD, Criterion’s new version of Hitchcock and Selznick’s Rebecca.
The full team (Ed, Jordan, Hallie, Mona, DKH) turn their attention to the sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the documentary No Man’s Land, the thriller The Limehouse Golem, the DVD set of the seventh season of Shameless, and tributes to the late Harry Dean Stanton, Famous Monsters of Filmland cover artist Basil Gogos, and several… More
This week, 40 years ago, Andrew Sarris introduce a new feature to the pages of the Village Voice. Called Sneak Previews, he rounded up the best movies available on television for the week. Characteristically, Sarris begins with a mission statement, in which he assesses the state of movie-going, the conflicts between television,… More