‘Hope Gap’ Has Strong Cast, Weak Story

‘Hope Gap’ Has Strong Cast, Weak Story

By Lynn Venhaus She quotes poetry and he combs through books for his classes in their well lived-in cottage by the sea. Their grown son,... Details
‘The Way Back’ Is Not Just Another Sports Redemption Story

‘The Way Back’ Is Not Just Another Sports Redemption Story

By Lynn Venhaus“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom... Details
Insufferable Satire ‘Greed’ Lacks Laughs

Insufferable Satire ‘Greed’ Lacks Laughs

By Lynn VenhausA satire of the super-rich, “Greed” focuses on Sir Richard “Greedy” McCreadie (Steve Coogan), a snotty prep school dropout (Jamie Blackley in flashback)... Details
‘Ordinary Love’ Shows Us ‘All the Feels’ of a Longtime Married Couple in Crisis

‘Ordinary Love’ Shows Us ‘All the Feels’ of a Longtime Married Couple in Crisis

By Lynn VenhausElevated by beautifully nuanced performances from award-worthy Lesley Manville and sturdy Liam Neeson, “Ordinary Love” shows us “all the feels” between a longtime... Details
‘Olympic Dreams’ Scores With Inside Look

‘Olympic Dreams’ Scores With Inside Look

By Lynn Venhaus Alternately charming and frustrating, “Olympic Dreams” squanders its spectacular setting with a scattershot romance that ultimately is a letdown. Two strangers in... Details
Chilling ‘Incitement’ Gets Inside Mind of Itzhak Rabin’s Assassin

Chilling ‘Incitement’ Gets Inside Mind of Itzhak Rabin’s Assassin

By Lynn Venhaus Based on true events, writer-director Yaron Zilberman chronicles the disturbing descent of a promising law student into a delusional ultranationalist obsessed with... Details
Movie List Monday: Favorite Movie Presidents

Movie List Monday: Favorite Movie Presidents

On this President's Day, let's look back at the films centered around an American President, and what actors were best at portraying the Commander-in-Chief –... Details
‘The Assistant’ a Quiet Film that Speaks Volumes on #metoo

‘The Assistant’ a Quiet Film that Speaks Volumes on #metoo

By Lynn Venhaus A quiet film whose topic speaks volumes, “The Assistant” is a dramatic recreation of something that goes on in countless offices across... Details
‘Love Story’ at 50: The Iconic Romance Revisited

‘Love Story’ at 50: The Iconic Romance Revisited

By Lynn Venhaus Where do I beginTo tell the story of how great a love can be-- Carl Sigman and Francis Lai, “(Where Do I... Details
Acting Elevates True Crime Drama ‘Just Mercy’

Acting Elevates True Crime Drama ‘Just Mercy’

By Lynn VenhausAttorney Bryan Stevenson’s own account of the Walter McMillian case, as recorded in the 2014 bestselling nonfiction book “Just Mercy: A Tale of... Details