The last time we were in Zombieland, it was a decade ago and our group of heroes had survived a massive zombie attack in an amusement park. Now, the gun-toting, Twinkie-loving Tallahassee (played by Woody Harrelson), brainy and neurotic Columbus (played by Jesse Eisenberg), stern Wichita (played by Emma Stone), and fed-up Little Rock (played by Abigail Breslin) are living in an … [Read more...] about ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ New Movie Review: Never make a sequel to a comedy classic
It happens every year. Of the dozens of movies that open between November and January that are touted as “The Year’s Best, Oscar-Bound, and An Instant Classic,” there’s always one in the pack that doesn’t live up to its hype. In fact, it’s usually a film I dislike so passionately, I wonder what on Earth my colleagues were raving about. Last year, it was Three Billboards Outside … [Read more...] about THE FAVOURITE New Movie Review: ‘The Favourite’? Not Quite.
The fall movie season, with its acclaimed film festival favorites and prestige Oscar candidates, is looking like a nice alternative to 2016's Bummer Summer. To misquote a classic Christopher Walken SNL sketch, if the past movie summer was a cowbell, the fall season of cinema is the aspirin. Here's the best of the lot that isn't a sequel, prequel, CGI cartoon, remake, or comic … [Read more...] about Mauitime 2016 Fall Movie Preview
It’s the end of the year, and that means another installment of the Best of the Wurst–what I thought were the best films of 2015. Enjoy! Love & Mercy I fell hard for this Brian Wilson rock and roll bio the first time I saw it, at the opening night of last summer's Maui Film Festival. Whether you're a fan of The Beach Boys, this wondrous, emotionally devastating true … [Read more...] about Best of the Wurst – The Best Films of 2015
For decades, Woody Allen has been making a movie a year and never shown any signs of slowing down. He turns 80 in December, has 47 movies behind him, is currently making an original series for Amazon and is about to shoot his first film with Bruce Willis. Allen, one of the great American filmmakers, has managed to have an extraordinarily durable career, in spite … [Read more...] about IRRATIONAL MAN New Movie Review