Download Movie Crown Vic movie review & film summary (2019) | Roger Ebert

There’s a Stiff Records single from 1977 by the late Larry Wallis called “Police Car”; the first verse goes “I’m armed, and dangerous/I prowl the streets at night … If you see a creep/In your rear-view mirror/It’s a hungry black and white/’Cos I’m a police car.” This movie written and directed by Joel Souza could…

Download Movie Klaus movie review & film summary (2019) | Roger Ebert

The goofy and charming “Klaus” probably plays better if you don’t know going in that it’s a Santa Claus origin story. That’s almost inconceivable considering the tip-off title, the trailers, and, well, everything else about the project, but you take your pleasures where you can. Jason Schwartzman provides the voice of the hero, Jesper, the spoiled descendant…

Download Movie The Kingmaker movie review & film summary (2019) | Roger Ebert

There is an island of dying animals in the Philippines named Calauit that exists in its current state because of the unchecked opulence of Imelda Marcos. She wanted animals in the Philippines who weren’t native to the country, and officials were bribed to make that happen. It is a perfect symbol for her insidious, egocentric, blinding…

Download Movie Cold Brook movie review & film summary (2019) | Roger Ebert

“Cold Brook’s” obvious good intentions lend it a sweetness that cannot make up for insurmountable problems. The script, co-written by director and star William Fichtner, is under-imagined, with the characters overlooking the most obvious options and an overall framework we might charitably describe as outdated.  Fichtner and his “Prison Break” co-star Kim Coates play Ted and…

Download Movie Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project movie review (2019) | Roger Ebert

“The world is too much with us late and soon.” This was true when William Wordsworth wrote it in the early 1800s, and it’s even more true now. There is too much of “the world” to absorb. Opting out is increasingly impossible. Some gas stations have little television screens above the pumps, blasting CNN at…

Download Movie Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer movie review (2019) | Roger Ebert

Moviegoers who shell out money to see Mark Landsman’s nauseating new documentary, “Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer,” should be granted barf bags free of charge as a necessary courtesy. It vividly evokes the pervasive disgust I felt as a kid while in the supermarket check-out line, looking at the eyes of child…

Download Movie Mickey and the Bear movie review (2019) | Roger Ebert

“Mickey and the Bear,” about a young woman and her Iraq war veteran father living in Anaconda, Montana, is an almost perfectly realized drama that feels as if it was time-warped in from 40 or 50 years ago, when people still wanted to see movies about people living in the actual world. It’s getting a limited release and probably…

Download Movie Noelle movie review & film summary (2019) | Roger Ebert

For their first live-action, original movie, Disney+ goes with what seems like a new Disney classic by default—a spunky, wholesome Christmas story with Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, and a floating baby reindeer named Snowcone. “Noelle,” written and directed by Marc Lawrence, is a movie you can easily imagine watching on a video from a white…

Download Movie Lady and the Tramp movie review (2019) | Roger Ebert

The march of Disney’s live-action remakes continues, but this time, its latest reimagining of a beloved classic will not open in a theater near you. Instead, “Lady and the Tramp” will only be available on Disney+, the company’s new digital streaming platform launching November 12. The situation may become an interesting case study on audience…

Download Movie Midway movie review & film summary (2019) | Roger Ebert

Roland Emmerich’s “Midway” is not the first movie to cover the battle widely considered as the turning point in World War II’s Pacific Theater. Back in 1976, Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda headlined a prior film of the same name, this one presented by Universal Pictures in their patented sound system, Sensurround. For the young…

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