TAG: MOVIE BEAT


Movie Beat: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike not enough to save “Hostiles”

By Jenniffer Wardell Rated R for strong violence and language Screenplay by Scott Cooper, based on the manuscript by...


Movie Beat: Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon help balanced, entertaining “12 Strong”

by Jenniffer Wardell Rated R for war violence and language throughout Written by Ted Tally and Peter Craig, based...


Movie Beat: Daniel Day-Lewis bright spot in Paul Thomas Anderson’s flat, emotionless “Phantom Thread”

By Jenniffer Wardell Rated R for language Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps,...


Meryl Streep fantastic in moving, timely ‘The Post’

By Jenniffer Wardell Rated PG-13 for language and brief war violence Written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer Directed...


Movie Beat: Liam Neeson offers satisfying turn in “The Commuter”

By Jenniffer Wardell Rated PG-13 for some intense action/violence, and language Screenplay by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi and...


Movie Beat: The lure of trying to see everything at Sundance Film Festival

by Jenniffer Wardell Sundance Film Festival always makes me a little crazy. I don’t mean the mid-festival, I’ve-watched-so-many-movies-I-see-credits-in-my-sleep kind...


Movie Beat: Matt Damon one disappointment among many in Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing”

by Jenniffer Wardell Rated R for language (including sexual references) graphic nudity and some drug use Written by Alexander...


Movie Beat: Gary Oldman fantastic in “Darkest Hour”

by Jenniffer Wardell Rated PG-13 for some thematic material Written by Anthony McCarten Directed by Joe Wright Starring Gary...


Movie Beat: Despite John Cena, “Ferdinand” surprisingly sweet

by Jenniffer Wardell Rated PG for rude humor, action and some thematic elements Screenplay by Robert L. Baird, Tim...


Movie Beat: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” good but flawed

by Jenniffer Wardell Rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence. Written by Rian Johnson, based on characters...