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THE FINEST HOURS Movie Review

THE FINEST HOURS Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Great special effects but no one showed one sign of being in a blizzard. Unnecessary love story is laughable. THE FINEST HOURS is a true story unnecessarily “enhanced” by the need for a woman’s role that is not just the sweet 50’s fiancé standing by her sexless, […]

THE REVENANT Movie Review

THE REVENANT Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer A masterpiece. Should take Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Cinematography this year, next year and the year after that. THE REVENANT is based – “in part” says the film’s credits – on Michael Punke’s novel, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge. […]

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Movie Review

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Bravo! Ford ignites the movie. J.J. Abrams must have gotten serious grief for not anointing the next Robert Pattinson for the pre-teens to swoon over. While agents handling actors are positioning their male clients as possible candidates to be the next James Bond, every twenty-something new-hot-thing in […]

BY THE SEA Movie Review

BY THE SEA Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer A stunning, mature accomplishment by Jolie-Pitt. They are the Liz & Dick of our time. With children and charities instead of drinking binges and public brawling, we have an insatiable hunger to know everything about them. How do they talk to each other? Who is stronger?  Who […]

THE DANISH GIRL Movie Review

THE DANISH GIRL Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Stunning performances by Redmayne and Vikander. Redmayne conquers another complex transformation. It is a bold and fearless performance. Vikander is a revelation. Her face reveals every emotion. I just read Self Made Men by Henry Rubin. The central question posed by Rubin’s extensive study of females to […]

SHERPA Review

SHERPA Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Poses a moral conundrum – if a Mount Everest Sherpa dies bringing you a thermos of hot chocolate, are you responsible? I visited Mount Everest Base Camp (from the Chinese side) while trekking through Tibet. For all of its renown, I was shocked how filthy and run-down […]

GOODNIGHT MOMMY Movie Review

GOODNIGHT MOMMY Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer If you missed The Babadook and It Follows last year, do not miss Goodnight, Mommy. A terrific, fresh thriller. If you are not a fan of foreign language films, you are missing an element of real life that Hollywood ignores. It’s called realism. When I first saw […]

SPECTRE Movie Review

SPECTRE Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Terrific and perfect. Challenges Casino Royale as my favorite. Craig delivers a farewell – even the signature gun barrel sequence as an opening* – with everything but gratitude now that it’s “supposedly” over for him. I was required to pledge a vow of omertà not to reveal […]

SPOTLIGHT Movie Review

SPOTLIGHT Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer A tedious bore. The cast chews up the scenery with twitchy acting trying to put energy into the plodding script. In 2001 the New York Times bought the Boston Globe and hired a new editor-in-chief, Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), instead of hiring from within. Baron, a sallow […]

STEVE JOBS Movie Review

STEVE JOBS Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Fassbender gives a brilliant, electrifying performance. Its fast, its brutal and it is an enthralling movie. There are only two historical figures who will never be redeemed or have movies made about their lives explaining the psychological factors, i.e., their lousy childhood, cold mother/alcoholic father combo, or […]

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