Dinosaurs Take Over Downtown Wheaton by Mark Kanter

Wheaton, Illinois – The Downtown Wheaton Association has announced an exciting event for residents and visitors alike. From September 25 to October 8, 2023, the ‘Dinos Downtown Wheaton’ exhibit, presented by Innovator ETFs, will showcase Read more

Expend4bles (R) ★ by Mark Kanter

In Expendables 4, we’ve got a brand-new crew of stars jumping into the mix for another epic action-packed adventure. They’re inviting back the old guard, featuring the likes of Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, … Read more

Toronto International Film Festival TIFF 2023

Toronto International Film Festival 2023

Attending the Toronto International Film Festival in-person is always a treat, and this year is no different—in fact, this may have been one of my most memorable events due to … Read more

Poolman (R) TIFF

“Poolman” is an American comedy mystery film directed, produced, co-written by and starring Chris Pine in his directorial debut. It takes place in sunny LA, California, and despite the rambling script, and uneven dialogue I … Read more

Origin TIFF

If Ava Duvernay is directing, one can rest assured the film will probably surpass your expectations, which holds true for “Origin.” Here, she adapts Isabel Wilkerson’s novel “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” into a … Read more

Knox Goes Away TIFF

Michael Keaton serves as director and stars as Knox, a hitman diagnosed with a form of memory loss that accelerates very quickly, in this case weeks. The film’s title cards read Week One, Week Two, … Read more

Dumb Money TIFF

Stars Paul Dano as Keith Gill, a YouTuber whose hobby focused on Wall Street’s stock market, giving tips to followers on stocks he liked. In 2021, during the pandemic, he noticed that the brick-and-mortar store … Read more

One Life TIFF

On Saturday, I viewed the tremendous film “One Life” with Anthony Hopkins starring as Nicholas Winton as an English stockbroker in a true story. He helped save hundreds of children during the holocaust. The movie … Read more

Woman of the Hour (R) TIFF

An intriguing aspect of the festival were the films that were directed my actors who are usually in front of the camera such as Kristin Scott Thomas, Anna Kendrick, Michael Keaton, and Chris Pine, all … Read more

North Star TIFF

“My festival began with “North Star,” in Kristin Scott Thomas’s directorial debut. Scarlett Johansson co-stars in a mother-daughter story, with Sienna Miller and Emily Beecham as the other two daughters, with billing as a comic-drama. … Read more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem by Mark Kanter (PG)

In the latest installment of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series, the legendary reptilian protagonists undergo a compelling exploration of their origin story. Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael have been sheltered from life outside … Read more

Telluride Film Festival 2023 Highlights posted to Roger Ebert. com

The journey of attending film festivals encompasses screening new films, meeting film talent, and networking with fellow critics and moviegoers. It never disappoints, and on-site experience has always heightened my film perspective. Each film festival… Read more

Oppenhiemer (R) ★★★★

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite filmmakers; his attention to detail, tone, acting, production sets, and sound is always a delight. “Inception” (2010), “The Dark Knight”(2008), “Dunkirk” (2017), and “The Dark Knight Rises”(2012) come … Read more

David Grann Interview Author “Killers of the Flower Moon” Posted to RogerEbert.com

As the film world ardently awaits the opening of Martin Scorsese‘s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which screened at the Cannes Film Festival, my anticipation is sky-high, as I’ve been following the film’s … Read more

The Beanie Beanie Bubble ★★★

Kristin Gore and Damian Kulash co-wrote and co-directed the Apple TV movie based on the book,The Beanie Bubble: The Amazing Story of How America Lost Its Mind Over a Plush Toy—and the Eccentric Genius Behind … Read more

Barbie (PG-13) ★★★★

Margot Robbie stars as Mattel’s fashion doll Barbie, and Ryan Gosling is the Ken doll in director Greta Gerwig’s excellent and creative film. The fantasy comedy movie is based on the dolls from the Mattel … Read more

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (PG-13) ★★★

Harrison Ford stars as Indiana Jones, the multi persona hero—a world-traveler explorer who is also a nerdy archeologist professor in the final movie of the series, which premiered in 1981 with “Raiders of the Lost … Read more

The Flash (PG-13) ★★★

In “The Flash,” Barry Allen, played by Ezra Miller, is a member of the Justice League. He’s the fastest guy around and can travel at warp speed through time. He’s saddened by the murder of … Read more

Elemental (PG) ★★★½

Director Peter Sohn creates a new world in “Element City,” where earth, fire, water, and wind are elements similar to the elements table we all learned in school. Sohn has been with PIXAR for many … Read more

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (PG-13) ★★★

If you’re wondering which number in this series, I’ve got you covered as I’ve seen them all, ‘Rise of the Beasts’ is number seven. The movie is based on the Hasbro Transformers toys with influence … Read more

Spider-Man Across the Universe (PG) ★★★★

“Spider-Man: Across the Universe” is the sequel to the first movie, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” the film is both animated and live-action. Seventeen-year-old Miles Morales is Spider-Man, and Shameik Moore voices him; the story also … Read more

The Little Mermaid (PG) ★★★

Disney’s remake of the classic animated 1989 movie “The Little Mermaid” is here with live-action characters and Ariel, Halle Bailey as the star. She carries the film despite the overlong runtime as her sweet, strong … Read more

Interview Jane Lynch the Voice of Apple’s Health App Commercial

I recently talked with Jane Lynch, the voice of Apple’s new commercial, about protecting your health data using Apple’s health app. The commercial has an essential message for everyone garnering 3 million views since it … Read more

“Killers of the Flower Moon” Cannes Premiere

“Killers of the Flower Moon” finally premiered on Saturday evening at the Cannes Film Festival in France to an astounding 9-minute standing ovation. Martin Scorsese spoke to the audience and thanked the Osage Nation for … Read more