Guillermo del Toro’s “PINOCCHIO” is pure magic for the heart, and mind | MOVIE REVIEW

His most stunning film
Ewan McGregor, John Turturro and Tilda Swinton
Directed by Guillermo del Toro

With artistry and imagination “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” arrives in theaters as one of the most stunningly original and pleasing films of 2022. With a marvelous and inventive screenplay from Patrick McHale, Matthew Robbins, and del Toro, the tale is moved to 1900s Europe as fascism takes hold. Woodworker Geppetto (David Bradley) is a beloved citizen in his small Italian town. As the ... more >

It is noir. It is Western. It is thriller. It is character study: “The Big Ugly”

Top-class actors, big gangster movie
Vinnie Jones, Malcolm McDowell and Ron Perlman
Directed by Scott Wiper

Seeing the trailer for the new film “The Big Ugly” could mislead the viewer into thinking they are in for just another straight-to-video action film cheapie starring Vinnie Jones, who made quite the post-Guy Ritchie films career out of this genre. This assessment would be massively incorrect. Writer/director Scott Wiper’s new film (co-written by Paul Tarantino) is a sharply focused southern ... more >