…Rise

From the first moment of Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, “A Star is Born,” you know it’s going to be a wild ride. Jackson Maine (played by Cooper), a music artist straight out of a bygone era downs his drug addiction with a tall glass of alcoholism before staggering on to stage in front of a…

…Enrich

In the midst of a summer of sequels, director Jon M. Chu’s, “Crazy Rich Asians,” is a welcome breath of fresh air, in more ways than one. It’s a story you’ve heard before, more or less. Nice girl, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), meets a charming, handsome boy, Nick Young (Henry Golding), who turns out to…

…Lead to the Very Best Kind of Something

“Doing nothing often leads to the very best kind of something. “ Winnie the Pooh In “Christopher Robin,” director Marc Forster gives the Hundred Acre Wood a nice dose of reality and a return to its roots. While the film certainly has its Disney touches, it has ditched the sometimes cloying sweetness that the Mouse…

…surrender

There are some moments in life that are just so perfect and magical that trying to replicate them can only lead to disappointment. And I confess, I feared that a “Mamma Mia!” sequel might be a tragic attempt at recapturing the magic that was the first. There was a lot to live up to —…

…Quantize

Director Peyton Reed’s, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is as much fun as you would expect with a nice balance of old and new. The film proves once again that bigger is not always better, even in the Marvel Universe. That’s not to say the film is lacking complexity. It most certainly is not.