TMN movie critic Gordon McPhereson gives this film 3/5 eyeballs. “Alita: Battle Angel,” based on the Japanese manga Battle Angel Alita, showcases breathtaking visuals and memorable action sequences, but it also takes itself way too […]
TMN movie critic Gordon McPherson gives “Happy as Lazzaro” five out of five hearts. The deeply moving Netflix-exclusive “Happy as Lazzaro” is a breathtakingly complex cinematic experience that anyone with a soul would appreciate. Lazzaro, […]
TMN movie critic Gordon McPherson gives “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” four out of five chickens. Rocking like a seesaw between the hilarious and the tragic, the anthology film “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” paints […]
Rating: 3 out of 5 seahorses Director James Wan’s “Aquaman” is a ridiculous film that likely killed many of my brain cells, but I enjoyed its sensory overload nevertheless. This DC Comics film centers around […]
The emotionally charged “Creed Ⅱ” thrills but doesn’t quite land the knockout punch of the 2015 original.
Despite its flaws, “Creed Ⅱ” still proves an intense, heartfelt boxing drama that successfully expands upon, and would also prove a fitting end to, the “Rocky” franchise. […]
Without giving too much away, “The Passage” centers around a clumsy, disoriented, burrito-loving man named Phil, played by Philip Burgers, who doesn’t utter a word the entire film. On the run from two plump pursuers, Phil stumbles across a variety of multicultural situations — from a Spanish church service to a Haitian family household — and forges connections despite his, and viewers’, utter confusion. No explanations, subtitles or compromises. All immersive, humane, surreal entertainment that viewers will either enjoy or completely detest. […]
Director Shane Black’s “The Predator” is a wildly inconsistent film that entertains despite bland characters, hit-or-miss humor and generic plotting. While losing the balls-to-the-wall spark that made the 1987 original compelling, the film’s bloody carnage and self-awareness make it perfectly watchable, if not particularly noteworthy. […]