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THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Review

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Luke Benward, I believed you. You were terrific, sincere, sexually obsessed with, and in love with, Melissa McCarthy. You have seen the trailer. You know LIFE OF THE PARTY is a Falcone-McCarthy vehicle. Deanna’s (McCarthy) adored daughter Maddie (Molly Gordon) is going off for her senior year at college. After […]

KINGS Movie Review

KINGS Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer It’s about screaming and loud yelling. Not to be left out, even Craig gets a screaming scene. Its 1992 and Millie (Halle Berry) has a brood of eight foster children. They all live in a house run without much adult supervision. On this row-house street, right next […]

SUPER TROOPERS 2 Review

SUPER TROOPERS 2 Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic I just laughed once but it was the French-Canadians arguing over Danny DeVito. On April 25, 2015, Variety reported that The Broken Lizard comedy troupe, using the crowdfunding website, Indiegogo, raised $4.4 million in 30 days for production of SUPER TROOPERS 2. Over 50,000 contributors gave Broken Lizard in excess […]

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE Review

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Captures the nihilistic fever of TAXI DRIVER Lynne Ramsay, the director and screenwriter of YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, (based on a 2013 novel by Jonathan Ames) directed one of my favorite films, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (2011). Like KEVIN, Ramsay has chosen a story about a psychologically-damaged […]

TRUTH OR DARE Review

TRUTH OR DARE Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Delivers a clever ending answering the looming question, how to get out of the curse? It is the same old story and that is why I went to see the latest iteration of the FINAL DESTINATION template. How would the Blumhouse Doctrine (the budget must be from $3-5 million, a […]

I, TONYA Movie Review

I, TONYA Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic A stunning performance by Robbie that should gain her a Best Actress nomination. Who could beat Janney’s fearless, cruel performance in the Best Supporting category? Midori Ito was the first woman to complete the triple Axel in 1988. In women’s figure skating competitions, it’s the triple-triple combo, introduced more than […]

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Review

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic They ticked off all the boxes except the one marked “Jar Jar Binks.” You are very old if you needed to see all these characters again. Who is The One? I tired of looking for him (or her). Show yourself already! Are Hebrews still looking for The Messiah? Are you […]

PHANTOM THREAD Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Reminds me of Pablo Picasso. Brilliant in its savvy cruelty. Day-Lewis delves deeply into his character’s psyche. Best Actor of 2017! This quote by Oscar Wilde seems appropriate to PHANTOM THREAD: “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” It is the 1950s and Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) is […]

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Review

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer What’s next? Bringing back Charlie Chan? MURDER lacks ugliness, spite and callousness. Branagh talks too much. I cannot compare THE MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS with the original 1974 film of Agatha Christie’s famous book. Do we really need a Hercule Poirot franchise starring Kenneth Branagh? I […]

THOR: RAGNAROK Review

THOR: RAGNAROK Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Cate Blanchett is Marvel’s new goddess and deserves her own franchise. This is the best of the Avengers and Hemsworth’s charisma shines throughout, after all, he is the God of Thunder. If you are sick of superheroes saving the Earth and mankind over and over again, THOR: […]

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