Wine the Flick?! — American Made

So I’m doing something new that may go somewhere and may go nowhere, but it’s an idea I’ve been thinking about for a while and finally got a chance to try. I’ve wanted to do a series of reviews in which I sit down with a friend over a glass of wine, talk about a […]

Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens

Walt Disney Pictures. PG-13 for sci-fi action violence. Running time: 135 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. You guys have all seen “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” by now, right? So I can go ahead and wallow in all the spoilers? Actually, I wouldn’t dream of it. Not here, […]

Ex Machina

A24 Films Rated R for graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violences. Running time: 108 minutes. Four stars out of four. “Ex Machina” is the best movie I’ve seen all year. Granted, it’s April. At the beginning of the year — especially the months of January and February — it’s notoriously dumping-ground time. But […]

Studio 11 LA — Thor, About Time and more

Lots of movies opening in theaters or going wider this weekend, including “Thor: The Dark World,” “About Time,” “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Diana.” I break down what’s worth seeing and what’s not with the fine folks at Studio 11 LA. Watch the video here

About Time

Universal Pictures Rated R for language and some sexual content. Running time: 123 minutes. Three stars out of four. “About Time” is an extremely Richard Curtis-y Richard Curtis film, which is great for fans of the British writer-director and perfectly ghastly for everyone else. I have to admit I’m not a complete devotee; “Love Actually,” […]