The Cold War drama based on true events follows one ordinary man’s mission to help prevent nuclear war ahead of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
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
There is a moment early in “The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien” in which the titular author mailgns being known as a “war writer.” He doesn’t want to be remembered only for the moment in his life he most despises – the Vietnam War, the focus of his many books, including “The Things They…… Continue reading An Author Returns To His Craft In ‘The War and Peace of Tim O’Brien’
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
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’
“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’
It’s only fitting that Marvel Studios’ first foray into television is a tribute to the medium itself.
Set in Harlem in the 1950s, Eugene Ashe’s story of young summer love plants a sprout in its first act that grows into a wise old tree by the end of its 110 minutes. Starring Tessa Thompson as the titular character, the charming love story follows two people who have dreams beyond romantic love -…… Continue reading ‘Sylvie’s Love’ Takes New Approach To Soulmate Story
We’re updating our what-to-watch list throughout the month of December. The following titles are now streaming. Check back soon for reviews of more titles like Disney-Pixar’s Soul, the long-anticipated sequel to Wonder Woman and Regina King’s buzzy period piece One Night In Miami. Modern Persuasion Alicia Witt stars in this delightfully funny spin on Jane…… Continue reading Holiday Movie Preview: The Best New Films To Watch From Home
The 41st Annual New York Women In Film & Television Muse Awards were held virtually Dec. 17, featuring a diverse slate of honorees, including trailblazing directors, groundbreaking news reporters and notable actors. The women were selected as “muses” because of the inspiration they have provided in their various fields. “Our honorees for the 41st Annual…… Continue reading NYWIFT Muse Awards Feature Diverse Slate of Honorees