Movie Reviews

San Diego Latino Film Festival turns 25

Telenovelas no, melodramas sí

Before congratulating Moisés Esparza, Programming Manager for the San Diego Latino Film Festival and Digital Gym, on this year’s outstanding lineup, let’s unleash a whole lotta love in the direction of festival papa Ethan Van ...

Wes Anderson retrospective starts March 2

This week's new releases: Red Sparrow, Bombshell, Nostalgia, Deathwish, Mohawk

First, the whimsical, quirky news, or at least the news of the whimsical and quirky: as a run-up to the March 28th release of Wes Anderson's latest, Isle of Dogs, the Digital Gym is running ...

Ten reasons Three Billboards doesn’t deserve any of its technical nominations

Cursed weaknesses

Perhaps my admiration for Martin McDonagh’s previous films (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) made my disappointment with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri that much more acute. I waited as long as possible before publishing this, but ...

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As potent today as it was in 1987

A truth serum about capitalism

“How much is enough, Gordon?” Bud Fox asks his boss, Gordon Gekko. That quote encompasses exactly what Wall Street (USA, 1987, 20th Century Fox) is about. Gekko wants it all and even that’s not enough. ...

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7 Days In Entebbe 1.0 stars

What separates this account of the counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission that ended on July 4, 1976 from the two made-for-TV versions that came out within a year of the hijacking is elementary. If the focus is on the all-star cast of ...

The Leisure Seeker None stars

Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren star in this ambling comedy about dementia on board a Winnebago.

Ex Machina 3.0 stars

A bright young man at a fancy tech company (Domhnall Gleeson) gets picked to visit the company’s founder (Oscar Isaac) in his country home, er, homey concrete fortress. There, he is introduced to Ava (Alicia Vikander), a sweet and pretty ...

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