Resistance

The new wave of Coronavirus Cinema begins with Resistance, which would have benefited from a quick trip to the editing room to get turned into a home-schooling family film about the horrors of WWII. Instead, we get this miserable Nazisploitation as put together by writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz – who’s somehow found acclaim as a cinematic… Continue reading Resistance

The Last Full Measure

There are two quagmires captured in The Last Full Measure: covering both the Vietnam War and the desperate battle to make a movie about politics that will please everybody. Writer and director Todd Robinson works really hard (and rewrites some history) in trying to make an official Quality Film out of the struggle to award real-life war… Continue reading The Last Full Measure

Geostorm

Absurdist sci-fi has the weather ruining everybody’s good time, so American know-how steps up and creates a “Thermospheric” satellite network to curb catastrophic flooding, drought and hurricanes. Immediately 17 other countries want their piece of the pie and the International Space Station becomes guardian of a global surveillance system. After sabotage results in the death of a… Continue reading Geostorm

March GA-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Opening Dates, Etc.: Table 19, with Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Amanda Crew and Stephen Merchant, opens on March 3rd. … Hot Summer Nights will have its world premiere at South by Southwest this month; beyond that, who knows. … After a very limited theatrical release last month to mostly negative reviews, James Franco’s Georgia-filmed In… Continue reading March GA-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

January 2017 GA-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Ben Affleck’s long-coming Live By Night opens wide on January 13th… After opening in select cities last month, The Founder, starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, gets a wide release on Jan. 20th… The Yellow Birds, the war drama starring Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston, will premiere at the Sundance Film… Continue reading January 2017 GA-Filmed Release/Premiere Dates

Rules Don’t Apply

As a summation of Warren Beatty’s career, the film’s title foreshadows that having worked for guys like Arthur Penn and Hal Ashby, he is capable of characterizing a time and place for this bio-pic without stooping into caricature, as the eccentric, reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes (Beatty, who also directed and wrote the screenplay) is portrayed… Continue reading Rules Don’t Apply