62.2 F
Riverside, US
Monday, June 18, 2018

“Black Panther” is a superhero movie with heart

Shuri is a lot like most younger siblings: Her most defining feature is her spunk — she’s unwilling (or perhaps unable) to engage in conversation with her older brother without throwing in a joke...

“Peter Rabbit” is expectedly crass, surprisingly fun

“Peter Rabbit” is the second live-action film of 2018 about a British anthropomorphic animal in a blue jacket based on a series of children’s books — the other being “Paddington 2.” I haven’t seen...

“Winchester”: Guns don’t kill people, atrocious writing does

There’s something uniquely satisfying about films, especially in the horror genre, that market themselves as “inspired” by true events. What does that even mean? It’s become common knowledge at this point that some of...

Greta Gerwig deftly pays tribute to hometown Sacramento in “Lady Bird”

Remember all those petty arguments you had with your mom growing up? She’d get angry at you for something you’d swear you’re not guilty of, or maybe you’d be angry at her for something...

Frances McDormand is a powerhouse in rivering black comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

One of the many humorous scenes to balance out the cruelty of forlorn hope that paints “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” comes served by Penelope (Samara Weaving), the vacuous 19-year old girlfriend of Mildred...

“Justice League”: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a mess!

The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has had a rough time since its beginning. “Man of Steel” was an OK starting point; “Batman vs. Superman” was a bloated mess and a terrible idea; “Suicide Squad”...

“The Florida Project” is a sanguine portrait of childhood

Sean Baker should be a recognizable name in the independent film circuit. His claim to fame, 2015’s “Tangerine,” is a comedy-drama shot entirely on iPhones about two trans sex workers in Los Angeles. Gimmick...

“Thor: Ragnarok” marks another great installment for Marvel

The Highlander would like to thank ASPB for their free screening of “Thor: Ragnarok.” Marvel’s Cinematic Universe continues with “Thor: Ragnarok,” which follows our favorite hammer-swinging Asgardian as he simultaneously tries to free himself from...

“Happy Death Day” is harmlessly OK

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but 50 Cent’s chef d’oeuvre, “In Da Club,” plays truant in “Happy Death Day.” Tragic, but there’s a silver lining in this grievance: The film...

“Blade Runner 2049” proves Denis Villeneuve as the closest we have to a modern...

The Highlander would like to thank ASPB for their free screening of “Blade Runner 2049.” “Don’t touch it. Just leave it alone,” are the words that escape my mouth at the thought of a revitalization...