Movie Reviews http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/arts-and-culture/movie-reviews en Patti Cake$ http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/patti-cake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="font-style: normal;">A young woman aspires to rhyme her way out of her dying town</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Patti Dombrowski (Danielle Macdonald: The Rachels) spends her waking hours serving drunks in a dim bar in the bowels of New Jersey. When she&rsquo;s not being harassed by customers, Patti must wrangle her mother, a hopeless alcoholic who uses the karaoke nights at Patti&rsquo;s bar to relive her dreams of singing professionally. In her free time, Patti is the primary caregiver for her grandmother, who has accrued enough medical bills to keep Patti and her mother in debt for life.</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/patti-cake" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/PattiCake%24.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="110" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/patti-cake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/patti-cake#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:29:33 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 39759 at http://bayweekly.com Atomic Blonde http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/atomic-blonde <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Charlize Theron beats her way through Berlin in this fantastic spy thriller</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ten days before the Berlin Wall falls, the KGB kills MI-6&rsquo;s best agent. The list he acquired of all the operatives working on both sides of the Iron Curtain is in the wind. The list also identifies Satchel, a notorious double agent who plagues the British government.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/atomic-blonde" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/atomicblondesocials-080317.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Charlize Theron pairs ferocious physicality with a cool, collected demeanor. &lt;&lt;© Denver and Delilah Productions&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/atomic-blonde" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/atomic-blonde#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:28:36 +0000 bayweekly_master 39447 at http://bayweekly.com A Ghost Story http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/ghost-story <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>No scares, but plenty of philosophic pondering</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Death comes calling on the ordinary life of M (Rooney Mara: <em>The Discovery</em>) and C (Casey Affleck: <em>Manchester by the Sea</em>). C dies in a car wreck, leaving M alone in the world.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Only she isn&rsquo;t alone.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;C has followed M home. Covered now in an autopsy sheet, C is witness to M&rsquo;s mourning, grief and eventual acceptance. Clearly, he is seeking closure with his wife. Yet when M moves, C stays behind.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/ghost-story" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/A-Ghost-Story-072717.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="76" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When C (Casey Afleck) dies in a car crash, his ghost lingers at the home he shared with his wife M (Rooney Mara) — long after she and other residents have come and gone. &lt;&lt;© Zero Trans Fat Productions&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/ghost-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/ghost-story#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:49:02 +0000 bayweekly_master 39252 at http://bayweekly.com Dunkirk http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/dunkirk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Brilliant action in this new take on the storied retreat</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>In 1940, the outlook was bleak for the Allied Forces. The German army had driven British and French troops all the way to the beaches of France, trapping them against the sea. In Dunkirk, 400,000 soldiers waited for evacuation from France, scanning the seas for British destroyers as the Germans approached.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;German planes swoop over the massed troops, dropping bombs and spraying bullets. German U-boats sink vessels carrying troops from the slaughter on the beaches. England faces the reality that the war could be lost.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/dunkirk" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Dunkirk-sailboat-fighter-planes.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces at Dunkirk. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face impossible odds as the enemy closes in … until British citizens come to the rescue with an armada of small vessels. &lt;&lt;© Warner Bros.&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/dunkirk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/dunkirk#comments Movie Reviews Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:03:29 +0000 bayweekly_master 39138 at http://bayweekly.com The Big Sick http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/big-sick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A love story so funny it has to be true</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani: <em>Silicon Valley</em>) is trying to live both American and Pakistani dreams. His parents want him to be a devout Muslim, choose an honorable profession like the law and agree to an arranged marriage with a nice Pakistani woman. Kumail pretends to buy into these goals, but his dream is making a living as a comedian.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/big-sick" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/TheBigSick-071317.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily (Zoe Kazan) and Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) deal with their cultural differences as their relationship grows in The Big Sick. &lt;&lt; © Apatow Productions &gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/big-sick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/big-sick#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:31:50 +0000 bayweekly_master 39024 at http://bayweekly.com Spider-Man: Homecoming http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/spider-man-homecoming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>After three tries, Marvel gets it right</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Peter Parker (Tom Holland: <em>The Lost City of Z</em>) hoped his internship with Stark Industries would lead to more excitement than neighborhood watch duty. The high-schooler is recruited by Ironman Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.: <em>Captain America: Civil War</em>), to fight against Captain America, then sent back to school and allowed to use his new powers, and his neat Stark-industry suit, only to stop small crimes.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;After fighting superheroes, Parker gets no thrill from AP Chemistry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/spider-man-homecoming" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/spider-man-standing-on-train.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Parker (Tom Holland) tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man. &lt;&lt;© Columbia Pictures / Marvel Studios&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/spider-man-homecoming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/spider-man-homecoming#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:55:41 +0000 bayweekly_master 38911 at http://bayweekly.com The Hero http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/hero <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Sam Elliott shows what an old cowboy can do &shy;without his spurs and hat</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott: <em>The Ranch</em>) has made a career of being That Guy. The actor with the smooth baritone is a commercial success, but he&rsquo;s proud of only one of the many movies he&rsquo;s made, The Hero, an old-school Western.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Once the image of America&rsquo;s cowboy, the ultimate specimen of masculinity, the 71-year-old actor is reduced to doing voiceovers in hokey commercials. Divorced and at odds with his daughter, he has only one friend, his drug dealer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/hero" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/SamElliott-TheHero-062917.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. Then, a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. &lt;&lt;© Northern Lights Films and Media Ventures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/hero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/hero#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:44:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 38811 at http://bayweekly.com The Women’s Balcony http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/women%E2%80%99s-balcony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Women fight a rabbi and their &shy;husbands&rsquo; prejudices</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>A close-knit Orthodox community in Jerusalem has gathered to celebrate a bar mitzvah. As the boy steps up to read the Torah, the congregation literally collapses around him. The women&rsquo;s balcony falls.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Among the injured is the rabbi&rsquo;s wife.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Faced with this tragedy, he suffers a psychotic breakdown and is incapable of visiting his wife in the hospital, let alone guiding his flock.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/women%E2%80%99s-balcony" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/the-womens-balcony-062217.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yafit Asulin, Evelin Hagoel and Einat Saruf in The Women’s Balcony. &lt;&lt;© Menemsha Films&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/women%E2%80%99s-balcony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/women%E2%80%99s-balcony#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:10:30 +0000 bayweekly_master 38729 at http://bayweekly.com It Comes at Night http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/it-comes-night <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Fear is the monster in this clever &shy;psychological horror film</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Disease is sweeping the country. How it started or can be prevented, these are mysteries. The only thing anyone knows for sure is that once you catch it, you&rsquo;re dead.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Paul (Joel Edgerton: <em>Loving</em>) is the patriarch of a family trying to survive this modern plague. He sequesters his wife Sarah (Carmen Ejogo: <em>Alien: Covenant</em>) and son in a cabin in the woods, banking on isolation to protect them from the disease that has nearly destroyed humanity. The family spends quiet days foraging for food, purifying water and keeping the house secure.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/it-comes-night" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/It%20Comes%20at%20Night-061517.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will (Christopher Abbott) and Paul (Joel Edgerton) forge an uneasy alliance in a house to keep evil at bay during the apocalypse. &lt;&lt;© Animal Kingdom&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/it-comes-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/it-comes-night#comments Movie Reviews Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:10:48 +0000 bayweekly_master 38628 at http://bayweekly.com Wonder Woman http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/wonder-woman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Women finally get their hero in this &shy;triumphant DC Comic adaptation</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazons have thrived for centuries on the island of Themyscira, content to train for battle and broaden their minds with language and philosophy. This matriarchal society follows rules: no men and no leaving.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/wonder-woman" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/wonder-woman-060817.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/wonder-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/wonder-woman#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:09:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 38494 at http://bayweekly.com