‘Hustlers’ Review

★★★★ Clever and enjoyable throughout, Hustlers mostly rises to the occasion thanks to a pair of amazing performances by Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu and focused direction by Lorene Scafaria. A group of struggling strippers band together to commit crimes against their Wall Street employees. With her third film, director Lorene Scafaria finds her sweet … Continue reading ‘Hustlers’ Review


‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Review

★★ Uneven, moronic and ultimately boring, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil fails to recapture the little magic left in the original with a bloated yet inoffensive cash grab despite a mostly committed Angelina Jolie. When the prince proposes to Aurora, Maleficent must deal with the soon to be son-in-law’s family and their possible ulterior motives. Joachim Rønning, … Continue reading ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Review

‘Joker’ Review

★★★★½ Chilling, riveting and shocking, ‘Joker’ reinvents the classic villain’s story with a nuanced and complex message and a stunning performance by Joaquin Phoenix.  Arthur Fleck, a man seemingly forgotten by society and rejected by most who know him, faces tough decisions as his mental health and outer world come crashing down.  After much controversy, … Continue reading ‘Joker’ Review