Kunis and Close Spend ‘Four Good Days’ Fighting for Sobriety

Glenn Close and Mila Kunis play characters inspired by a real-life mother and daughter in “Four Good Days.” Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Eli Saslow co-wrote the screenplay with director Rodrigo Garcia, who reunites for the fourth time with lead actress Close in this tense, tightly-structured drama about a longtime heroin addict and a determined but exhausted…… Continue reading Kunis and Close Spend ‘Four Good Days’ Fighting for Sobriety

In Era of Isolation, ‘Together Together’ Says We’re Not Alone

Ed Helms and Patti Harrison play a single expectant father and his pregnant surrogate in “Together Together,” a Bleecker Street film that hits theaters April 23. Writer-director Nicole Beckwith’s refreshingly real feature tackles the stigma of singlehood – and the unlikely places we find family. App developer Matt (Helms) meets Anna (Harrison) while interviewing potential…… Continue reading In Era of Isolation, ‘Together Together’ Says We’re Not Alone

‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Review: Humanity In Heroism

The first episode of “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” premieres on Disney+ March 19, with a surprisingly character-driven 45 minutes that seamlessly reintroduce audiences to Marvel characters Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). They were last seen just after battling Thanos in “Avengers: Endgame,” two years and what feels like a…… Continue reading ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ Review: Humanity In Heroism

Chloe Zhao’s Inspired ‘Nomadland’ Resonates After Year of Uncertainty

Consistently nuanced actress Frances McDormand stars in Chloe Zhao’s poignant Nomadland, a film that will undoubtedly resonate with both Academy voters and a wide-ranging audience looking for hope after a year of earth-shattering uncertainty. The grey-toned journey of life on the road feels more like a documentary than a scripted “Neo-Western drama,” as it’s described.…… Continue reading Chloe Zhao’s Inspired ‘Nomadland’ Resonates After Year of Uncertainty

Empathy Is A Main Character In Heartfelt ‘Palmer’

Apple TV+ adds to its slate of original films with “Palmer,” a heartfelt story of unlikely guardianship and mutual understanding. Justin Timberlake stars as the film’s namesake, who gets a job as an elementary school janitor after serving 12 years in prison. Now seen as a faded football star-turned-felon, his fresh start is upended by…… Continue reading Empathy Is A Main Character In Heartfelt ‘Palmer’

Tucci, Firth give career-best in painful dementia drama ‘Supernova’

“You’re not supposed to mourn someone while they’re still alive.” Summarizing the theme of Harry Macqueen’s poignant, heartbreaking drama Supernova in one line of dialogue, Stanley Tucci gives a career-best performance as dementia-ridden Tusker. With an equally dynamic Colin Firth as his longtime partner Sam, the two travel across England as a makeshift farewell to…… Continue reading Tucci, Firth give career-best in painful dementia drama ‘Supernova’