Best and Worst films of 2017

Best     1) Blade Runner 2049 - Director Denis Villeneuve and Cinematographer Roger Deakins constructed a world that pops off the screen. Even if the film portrays a bleak look into the future, the craft that...

‘Blade Runner 2049’ explores humanity in artificial age

Synopsis Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him...

Coming of age with a side of death

Synopsis Miguel, a preteen in Mexico, goes on a journey to discover more about his family, death and following his dreams. He wants to play music, but his family forbids it. Día de los Muertos...

‘War Machine’ digs itself into a ‘Pitt’

Synopsis A successful, charismatic four-star general, Glenn McMahon (Brad Pitt), leaps in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist's no-holds-barred exposé. Review With the continuing success...

Ridiculous ‘Furious’ franchise shifts gears

Synopsis With Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) married, Brian and Mia retired and the rest of the crew exonerated, the globe-trotting team has found some semblance of a normal life. They soon face...

“The Accountant” balances out

gnokii at openclipart.org   “The Accountant,” directed by Gavin O’Connor (“Warrior”), stars Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff, a high-functioning autistic bookkeeper who secretly works for dangerous parities (cartels, terrorist organizations and shady businesses). Wolff is...

‘Life’ highlights the dread of space

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the new sci-fi thriller, “Life,” as Dr. David Jordan. Jordan attempts to lure the antagonistic creature — nicknamed Calvin — into a trap. Synopsis A team of scientists aboard the International...

‘Stranger Things 2’ dials the nostalgia up to eleven

Synopsis A year after the events of season one, the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. However, a bigger, sinister entity from...

‘La La Land’ lives up to its ambitions

“La La Land” is a film that pays tribute to classic Hollywood age musicals in a modern setting. The film starts off with Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress living in the busy city...