Category Archives: Movie Reviews

“A Wrinkle in Time” – definitely a forehead wrinkler

“We can’t take credit for your faults. It’s how you use them that counts.” As the movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time is a confusing hodgepodge of…stuff?  So will my review be!  Talk like Yoda you will, if seeing … Continue reading

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“A Fantastic Woman”

Nutshell: Moving, bittersweet and powerful, A Fantastic Woman not only makes it’s mark as a Best Foreign Film Oscar contender, but as a reminder that the struggle for LGBTQ rights is still very much a struggle.   Grade: A “Saying goodbye … Continue reading

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Gus Writes: “Red Sparrow”

Gotta love when Gus  Russo takes the lead here at AFan! Herewith, his excellent review of Red Sparrow! As a fan of espionage thrillers, especially classics like The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (John Le Carré) and From … Continue reading

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All hail “Black Panther”

Nutshell: Fabulous performances, fabulous soundtrack, fabulous visuals. And a story with ideas that’ll have you contemplating what goes on in the world – and your backyard – long after the end credits. Go. Grade: A “Just because something works doesn’t … Continue reading

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“Fifty Shades Freed” – well, that’s over.

Nutshell: Looks Dakota Johnson is growing into her acting chops.  Unfortunately, Freed doesn’t give her much to work with. A messy plot with a drummed-up antagonist that takes away from the light-hearted chemistry between the two leads. Grade: D+ “It’s … Continue reading

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“Maze Runner: The Death Cure”

Nutshell: A fun ride, if you ignore the fact that this final film in the Maze Runner series is a tangled mess of cliches and overused tropes. I wish I could say I enjoyed the ride, but I was too … Continue reading

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“Insidious: The Last Key”: tired tropes combine with new twists

Nutshell: There’s no doubt that Lin Shaye is an incredible actress that brings top-notch talent to this series as psychic-in-charge Elise. There is, however, serious doubt that this series can continue, considering how it scrapes up the usual jump scares … Continue reading

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