Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

Director: S. S. Rajamouli Starring: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan, Nassar "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion," aka "Why Kattapa Killed Baahubali: The Movie," takes us back to the story of Amarendra and his son Mahendra Baahubali, both played by Prabhas in a dual role. While the film's predecessor, "Baahubali: The Beginning," introduces the … Continue reading Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Director: Niki Caro Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Daniel Bruhl The latest installment in Niki Caro’s filmography is what The New York Times calls, “Schindler’s List With Pets,” which is a fairly accurate description. Jessica Chastain stars in and executive produces the war drama (holding a different animal in every scene, so that … Continue reading The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Sully (2016)

Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney As those who have seen the trailers know, “Sully” tells the story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger and the emergency water landing of US Airways flight 1549 – which has come to be known as The Miracle on the Hudson, due to the fact that all 155 … Continue reading Sully (2016)

The Hollars (2016)

Director: John Krasinski Starring: Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, John Krasinski, Margo Martindale American movie-goers and sitcom fans love a good dysfunctional family. It makes for some great humor, occasionally an emotionally satisfying confrontation of the family’s issues, and above all, lets the audience feel better about their own familial turmoil. “The Hollars” … Continue reading The Hollars (2016)

Ghostbusters (2016)

Director: Paul Feig Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Chris Hemsworth In 1998, an American made “Godzilla” film was released – and despite critics’ utter loathing of it, the film ultimately grossed $379 million. Most importantly, nobody acted like it was the end of the world. In 2016, … Continue reading Ghostbusters (2016)

The Shallows (2016)

Director: Jaume Collet-Sera Starring: Blake Lively Just in case cinema hasn’t monsterized sharks enough since “Jaws”, here’s another go. Although “The Shallows” is yet another shark movie (and admittedly, made me fear going into the ocean even a couple of weeks after I’d seen it), it’s got a real bite to it, taking on the “human vs. … Continue reading The Shallows (2016)