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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood – Film Review

  Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood   Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer Starring: Scotty Bowers, Peter Bart, Stephen Fry and William Mann Run Time: 1h 38min Genre: Documentary   Director and documentarian, Matt Tyrnauer (Studio 54), starts out his film in a fascinatingly gossipy and kitschy way. The film is filled with sordid details […]


Alpha – Movie Review

  Alpha   Directed by: Albert Hughes Written by: Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt (screenplay by), Albert Hughes (story by) Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson     Rated: PG-13 Run Time: 1h 36min Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family 2 1/2 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   ‘Alpha’ is the story […]


The Meg – Movie Review

  The Meg   Directed by: Director: Jon Turteltaub Starring: Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis and Shuya Sophia Cai   Rated: PG-13 Run Time: 1h 53min Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi 2 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   ‘The Meg’ is as entertaining and campy as any remake […]


BlacKkKlansman – Movie Review

  BlacKkKlansman   Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.   Director: Spike Lee Writers: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin and Harry Belafonte   Run Time: 2h 15min […]


McQueen – Movie Review

  McQueen   Directed by: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui (co-director) Written by: Peter Ettedgui Starring: Alexander McQueen, Gary James McQueen, Janet McQueen and Dana Thomas   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 51min Genre: Documentary 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green     This is top notch documentary filmmaking. It’s both incredibly entertaining […]


Exciting News! The Phoenix Film Festival Announces The Peoria Film Fest!

  PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL PEORIA FILM FEST TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER OF 2018 PEORIA, AZ, Wednesday, July 18 – The Phoenix Film Foundation and Phoenix Film Festival are thrilled to announce the start of a brand new festival. The Peoria Film Fest presented by the City of Peoria will be held […]


Interview with Bo Burnham, Director and Writer of the film ‘Eighth Grade’

  During festival season this year, a few of us got to sit and talk to the incredibly deep thinking and quite personable, Bo Burnham, about his outstanding, authentic coming-of-age film ‘Eighth Grade’ which comes out this weekend and I insist you see. Below is the conversation we had with the writer/director of the critically […]


Eighth Grade – Movie Review

  Eighth Grade   Directed and Written by: Bo Burnham Starring: Elsie Fisher, Emily Robinson and Josh Hamilton   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 34min Genre: Comedy 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   This movie is delightful! I’m not waiting until the end of the review to inform you that it’s […]


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Movie Review

  Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again   Written and Directed by: Ol Parker Starring: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Andy Garcia, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Cher and Meryl Streep   Rated: PG-13 Run Time: 1h 54min Genre: Comedy, Musical 3 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari […]


Skyscraper – Movie Review

  SKYSCRAPER   Written and Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, Hannah Quinlivan   Rated: PG-13 Run Time: 1h 42min Genre: Action, Crime, Drama 2 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Somehow someone settled on the title […]


HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION

    HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky Written by: Michael McCullers, Genndy Tartakovsky Based on characters created by: Todd Durham Starring: Adam Sandler, Kathryn Hahn, Selena Gomez, Jim Gaffigan, Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key and Mel Brooks Rated: PG Run Time: 1h 37min Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family 3 Frames out of 5 […]


First Reformed – Movie Revew

  First Reformed   Written and Directed by: Paul Schrader Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Ethan Hawke, and Cedric Kyles.   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 48min Genre: Drama, Thriller 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Okay. It starts slow but, if you’ve read my reviews before, you might know what I’m about […]


Always At The Carlyle – Movie Review

  Always At The Carlyle   Directed by: Matthew Miele Starring: Wes Anderson, George Clooney, Woody Allen, Jon Hamm, Alan Cumming, Naomi Campbell, Anjelica Huston, Lenny Kravitz, Fran Lebowitz, Vera Wang, Elaine Stritch and many, many more!   Rated: PG-13 Run Time: 1h 32min Genre: Documentary 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green […]


Solo: A Star Wars Story – Movie Review

  Solo: A Star Wars Story   Directed by: Ron Howard Written by: Jonathan Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Joonas Suotamo, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany and Linda Hunt   Rated: PG-13 Run Time: 2h 15min Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy 2 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. […]


Beast – Movie Review

    BEAST   Written and Directed By: Michael Pearce Starring: Jessie Buckley Johnny Flynn Trystan Gravelle and Geraldine James   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 47min Genre: Drama 3 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   There’s a course tone running through ‘Beast’ that you can’t turn away from. It’s intriguing […]


Dark Crimes – Movie Review 1

  Dark Crimes   Directed by: Alexandros Avranas Written by: Jeremy Brock Starring: Jim Carrey, Marton Csokas and Charlotte Gainsbourg   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 32min Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller 3 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   ‘Dark Crimes’ is a thriller by Alexandros Avranas a young director with only five […]


Anything – Movie Review

    Anything   Written and Directed by: Timothy McNeil Starring:  John Carroll Lynch, Matt Bomer, Maura Tierney, Margot Bingham, Micah Hauptman Christopher Thornton and Tanner Buchanan   Rated: R Run Time: 1h 34min Genre: Drama, Romance 4 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   If you’re interested in a narrative that has […]


Book Club – Movie Review 3

    Book Club Directed by: Bill Holderman Starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson with Andy Garcia and Don Johnson   Genre: Comedy 3 ½ Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   In case you think this film might not appeal to you, I implore you… don’t […]


Measure of a Man – Film Review

  Measure of a Man   Directed by: Jim Loach Starring: Blake Cooper, Donald Sutherland, Luke Wilson, Liana Liberato, Danielle Rose Russell, Luke Benward, Sam Keeley, Beau Knapp, and Judy Greer   Rated: PG-13 Run Time: 1h 40min Genre: Comedy, Drama 3 1/2 Frames out of 5 By: Shari K. Green       The […]