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Hunter Killer
Cold War flashbacks as Gerard Butler takes on the Russkies
"...filmmaking with aplomb, keeping things moving at a brisk pace and never letting his audience stop long enough to..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Apparition
French religious drama places miracles under the microscope
"...not tell them in a timely fashion. A lackluster pace, lengthened by a sudden globetrotting coda, leads to a..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The King
America's soul explored on a road trip in Elvis Presley's car
"...Rather than being a change of tone, pace, or subject for Eugene Jarecki (brother to Capturing the..."

July 20, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

First Reformed
Paul Schrader and Ethan Hawke burn in the divine for this meditation on faith.
"...First Reformed hums disquietingly along at Schrader’s own clockwork pace which, like Hawke’s mesmerizing performance, is austere, stoic, and..."

May 25, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Butt-chugging gags can't hide Blockers' big heart.
"...their own issues, and everyone’s story has a little space to breathe...."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Spider-Man: Homecoming
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is back (again)
"...behind the mask, and that’s a welcome change of pace. ‘Nuff said...."

July 7, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Bounce Back
Charming film pits two love gurus against each other
"...while also keeping them chastely PG-13.) A quicker overall pace and trimmed dialogue might have lent the film more..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Almost Christmas
Home for the holidays (again)
"...bands. All of it plays out at a leisurely pace that allows us to get to know the characters..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
A delightful return to the world of Harry Potter
"...City in the Twenties is a nice change of pace from castles and countrysides (a trip to a magical..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Bridget Jones's Baby
Third time's a charm, if a bit forgettable
"...Jones’s Baby is at peace with itself, in perfect pace with a Bridget now in middle age – that..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Kiwi comedy offers a wealth of belly laughs
"...editing style that keeps things going at a rapid pace. And kudos to the music supervisor who thought to..."

July 15, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Mother's Day
The movie is a moneymaking contrivance, just like the holiday itself
"...reel at the end of the film.) The sitcom-like pace crams a couple jokes into every scene before moving..."

April 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Everybody Wants Some!!
Time moves on, but Richard Linklater's characters still walk and talk
"...the time frame, the film moves at the beery-horny pace of the exact time and place. As always, Linklater’s..."

April 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action
Form an opinion instead of guessing what will win this category
"...For a change of pace, different worlds comically collide after a collision between a..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Big Short
The financial meltdown of 2008 is treated with terrific comic spin
"...McKay is all sleight of hand, using a zippy pace and regular punchlines to make more palatable the befuddling..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Royal Night Out
Fictional romp about the Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth on V-E Day
"...Director Jarrold keeps things moving at a nice pace until the end, when the film becomes a thwarted..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Comic Mexican caper draws weight from its historical slant
"...Casino or Rififi), Ladrones moves at a pretty entertaining pace and maintains a good sense of humor about itself...."

Oct. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A horror-comedy about kids turning to zombies and the teachers they hope to feast on
" some broad splatstick comedy and a frenzied, ADHD pace, and the result is this hit-or-miss kiddie zombie movie..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Code Enforcement Evacuates Hum Concert
Licha’s Cantina cleared out then cycles in patrons
"...Austin’s Public Assembly Code Enforcement (PACE) made its presence known on the first Saturday night..."

March 15, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

McFarland, USA
Despite heavy sports-underdog cliches, this film with Kevin Costner as the coach of an all-Latino high school track team taps into a lot of modern realities.
"...“anchor” – keep things moving at a slow, steady pace that eventually pays off...."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Big Hero 6
Witty charm, lively animation, and a swift pace help this animated superhero story rise a cut above.
"...nonetheless by its witty charms, lively animation, and swift pace. Disney’s first foray into Marvel territory (without tying itself..."

Nov. 7, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

The November Man
Pierce Brosnan stars in this spy thriller that's decently made, but lacks the sizzle of a 007 or Jason Bourne.
"...– the film moves along at a lively, popcorn-friendly pace...."

Aug. 29, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Alan Partridge
Steve Coogan’s comical egomaniac Alan Partridge jumps from British television to the movie screen – with all of his smarm intact.
"...his friend/foil. The film hums along at a brisk pace, piling one witty absurdity on top of another. Alan..."

April 25, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

3 Days to Kill
Kevin Costner stars in this snappy but contrived mix of international espionage and paternal redemption.
"...filmmaking for the Adderall Generation. In fairness, the snap-crackle-pop pace somewhat distracts from the screenplay by Adi Hasak and..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

I, Frankenstein
Aaron Eckhart stars as a modern-day Frankenstein, who faces off against supernatural creatures in this film based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux.
"...of Karloffian lumbering; it has the topsy turvy Tilt-a-Whirl pace of a misfiring rocket. Director and writer Beattie crams..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Red Wing
Honest, down-home flavor mixes with melodramatic excess in this Texas-made movie produced by Terrence Malick.
"...transitions. Although suited to its environment, the film’s slow pace only emphasizes its weaknesses: inconsistent performances, paper-tiger villains, ham-handed..."

Oct. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez try, but they can't getaway from this action mess.
"...into anything coherent. Despite a running start and a pace that never stops, Getaway is more confusing than anything..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Come Out and Play
Isolated adults must fight off feral children in this effective, if familiar, horror import.
"...He doles out menace and dread at a steady pace that keeps the viewer interested in how this particular..."

March 22, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chasing Ice
Time-lapse photography of various glaciers melting over the years provides undeniable evidence that they are disappearing faster than ever before.
"...Earth’s glaciers are dying – and not at a pace that was once called glacial. Global warming is causing..."

Feb. 15, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ben Affleck directs this entertaining thriller about an unbelievable-but-true mission to extricate American hostages from Iran in 1980.
"...endings for one film and slackens the film’s taut pace to a crawl. But I can hear the filmmakers..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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