Movie Reviews


J-Wire publishes reviews from Roz Tarszisz, Glen Falkenstein and James Berardinelli

Mahana: a movie review by Glen Falkenstein

November 29, 2016 by  

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When I spoke with Mahana Director Lee Tamahori earlier this week he told me that westerns were a dead genre. Mahana may not be a western, but the genre’s spirit is alive and well in the accomplished Director’s confronting and visually rapturous thriller. [Read more]

The Founder – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

November 15, 2016 by  

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You don’t need to have entered a McDonald’s restaurant to appreciate how a hamburger stand became a billion dollar empire.  Director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr Banks) has brought to life the American success story of the man who saw gold in a beef patty.

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The Light Between Oceans – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

November 2, 2016 by  

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The idea of the place where two oceans meet is both romantic and exciting. Writer and director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, Place Beyond the Pines) has based his film on the eponymous bestselling novel by M.L. Stedman.

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The Accountant – a movie review by James Berardinelli

November 1, 2016 by  

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The Accountant is a superhero movie. Despite not being based on an existing comic book (a welcome change), the film has all the beats and tropes we have come to expect from superhero movies, although the R-rating makes it more of an adult experience than one targeted for younger viewers. [Read more]

Hell or High Water: a movie review from Glen Falkenstein

October 20, 2016 by  

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It takes a lot to outdo Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine, even in the latter’s best performance to date. Ben Foster (Inferno, 3:10 to Yuma) does just that, and he’s a sight to behold. [Read more]

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