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CARNIVAL FILM AND TELEVISION | The film  lovingly touches upon each character's story line from the show and gives them a proper sendoff in this film adaptation.

‘Downton Abbey’ Provides Refreshing Update to Beloved Series

★★★★☆ “Downton Abbey,” the first full-length film featuring the iconic Crawley family of the beloved PBS television series, fares better when considered an extended epilogue to the cult-favorite show than a stand-alone film. While newcomers to the world of the Crawleys will likely find the movie enjoyable, if not a[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
AMAZON STUDIOS | Despite the movie's critically acclaimed source material, "The Goldfinch" fails to deliver a promising recreation of the novel due to its meandering plot.

‘The Goldfinch’ Drags on With Mishandled Plot, Poor Pacing

★★☆☆☆ Director John Crowley’s $40 million film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Goldfinch” repeats its source material’s structural flaws and fails to offer an adaptation worth its runtime. Those who enjoyed Tartt’s epic tale of love and loss or the painting that inspired it all will be[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
AG STUDIOS | Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make a solid team, Theron's character shares a look at the challenges women face not only in their private relationships, but also their public careers.

‘Long Shot’ Pairs Unexpected Duo With Mixed Success

★★★☆☆ Seth Rogen’s latest venture into political humor, “Long Shot,” is the lighthearted rom-com that has just enough charm, humor and heart to pass a couple of hours. While the movie is dominated by Rogen’s on-brand and unsurprisingly crude hijinks, the on-screen romance between him and co-star Charlize Theron slowly[Read More…]

by May 4, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
WARNER BROS | Shedding the usual self-importance that has dominated the superhero genre, "Shazam" takes itself lightly, allowing for hilarity to ensue.

‘Shazam’ Puts Light-Hearted Twist on the Superhero Genre

With the success of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy, superhero films in the DC cinematic universe have become dark, entangled and conflicted. This tone has been effective in some iterations. However, recent box office and critical blunders like the first “Justice League” movie have left the franchise’s directors and producers desperate[Read More…]

by April 8, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
BELGA PRODUCTIONS | Despite standout performances by Jessie Eisenberg and Alex Skarsgard, "The Hummingbird Project" gets caught up in technical details that hurt the plot.

‘The Hummingbird Project’ Loses Focus, Manages to Entertain

In a world of high-stakes trading, where Wall Street looms large in the thoughts and ambitions of most individuals and high-speed transactions let people make millions instantly, greed, ambition and madness rule. A fraction of a second can mean huge earnings or losses, and different players will go to crazy[Read More…]

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
WALT DISNEY PICTURES | Disney's "Dumbo," brought back to theaters with Tim Burton's distinct artistic eye, is an uplifting family film that will visually stun.

Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Moves Audiences, Visually Stuns

★★★★☆ Renowned director and producer Tim Burton returned to the cinemas March 29 after a three-year absence with “Dumbo,” a remake of the 1941 animated Disney film. The plot captures a beautiful parallel of familial love between Dumbo and his mother and that of Holt Farrier, played by Colin Farrell,[Read More…]

by March 31, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
MARVEL STUDIOS | 'Captain Marvel' follows a long line of box office smashes from Marvel Studios, but so much emphasis on the franchise keeps the film from developing on its own.

‘Captain Marvel’ Highlights New Female Superhero, Prepares for Franchise Finale

★★★★☆ After DC Comics’ overwhelmingly successful debut of “Wonder Woman” in 2017, many were anxiously awaiting the response of its rival, Marvel Comics. On International Women’s Day, Stan Lee’s brainchild debuted its leading lady, Captain Marvel, in Marvel’s first film since its creator’s passing in November 2018. While the movie[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
BRON STUDIOS | "Isn't It Romantic" parodies the stereotypical conventions of the romantic comedy to weave a charming tale that bolsters female empowerment and body positivity.

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Charmingly Parodies the Romantic Comedy

★★★½ Starring comedian Rebel Wilson, “Isn’t It Romantic” delights audience members with its lighthearted satire of romantic comedies, celebrating female empowerment while revealing how negative social norms manifest themselves in cinema. This parody follows the life of New York architect Natalie, uninspired and invisible in her career while struggling to[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Roma’ Dazzles With Deceptively Simple Portrait of Mexico City

DIRECTOR’S CUT: ‘Roma’ Dazzles With Deceptively Simple Portrait of Mexico City

Viewers rarely get to see a film that feels as simple as it does enriching. Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” not only offers this experience, but also creates a quiet, humble sadness whose climax erupts in raw heartbreak. I had heard mixed reviews from friends — while some praised the film as[Read More…]

by February 4, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
GLOBAL ROAD ENTERTAINMENT | The performances of Matthew McConaughey, left, and Anne Hathaway, right, are decidedly the best part of "Serenity."

McConaughey and Hathaway Outshine Otherwise Disappointing ‘Serenity’

★★☆☆☆ Despite solid performances from Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, “Serenity” fails to meet its audience’s high expectations of a film with such big-name talent. “Serenity” offers its viewers implausible plot development, unnatural storyline twists and an easily predictable ending that creates an unsatisfying experience. Known as a director and[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide