Gerwig’s Little Women A Big Misfire

Little Women Poster

1.5 out of 5 stars (One of the Worst of the Year) I don’t like Greta Gerwig’s Little Women.  While it has received near-universal adoration from audiences and critics, I was alternately bored, confused, and frustrated.  I loved the 1994 version, so what went wrong? In my opinion, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women entirely misunderstands its… Continue Reading

Frozen II: Bleak Sequel Will Leave Audiences Cold

2.4 out of 5 stars (Almost Decent) Frozen II is one of the most disappointing movies of the year.  Its story is unfocused, its songs are forgettable and over-produced, and the ever-shifting tone prevents you from fully engaging with it.  However, the animation is once again beautiful, some individual scenes hint at what could have… Continue Reading

Doctor Sleep Prescribes 2.5 Hours of Terror

4.5 out of 5 stars (one of the best I’ve seen in a long time) Note: Doctor Sleep contains scenes of alcoholism, child murder, and suicide. Doctor Sleep is one of the best sequels I’ve ever seen.  Like its iconic predecessor The Shining, it’s a purposefully slow-paced supernatural horror film more concerned with character development and… Continue Reading