Alonso and I thought “Frontera” was perfectly well-made and well-intentioned in telling intertwined stories along the Arizona-Mexico border. But in trying to see all sides fairly, it might be too detached.
Revisiting the greatness of “Ghostbusters,” which is back in theaters for a limited run in honor of its 30th anniversary. Matt and I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
Matt and I play catch-up with this feel-good football flick, based on the true story of the powerhouse team at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif.
It’s yet another chewing-gum-and-rubber-bands edition of What the Flick?! as Matt and I try to piece together a discussion of the Pierce Brosnan spy thriller “The November Man.” Late August is brutal.
It’s the chewing-gum-and-rubber-bands edition of What the Flick?! as Alonso discusses the “Sin City” sequel and I pretend to be Matt Atchity. We do our best here, but late August is a bitch.
Alonso and I were both pleased to find that this was better than the average teen weepy. Chloe Grace Moretz stars as a cello prodigy trapped between life and death after a devastating car accident. Should she stay or should she go?
John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are completely lovely as a longtime couple who finally enjoy the opportunity to get married legally in New York after 39 years together. It should be the happiest time of their life — but it’s just the beginning of their troubles. Ira Sachs’ drama is honest and true about the difficulties of aging and staying afloat financially.
Alonso and I did an all-spoiler review of the extremely inventive drama “The One I Love,” starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss as a couple struggling to save their marriage. Seriously, do not watch this review ’til you’ve seen the movie. It’s twisty. (But FYI, we both really liked it.)
Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep add heft to this derivative but well-made sci-fi thriller based on Lois Lowry’s Young Adult novel. In a rigid and seemingly perfect futuristic society, one plucky teenage boy dares to shake up the status quo. It’s beautifully shot but it goes off the rails in the third act.
Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. have some decent chemistry with each other but it can’t salvage this straining, one-joke comedy. They star as struggling, 30-year-old Los Angeles buddies who enjoy a rush of power and self-esteem when they pretend to be police officer. Madcap hilarity ensues.