We all know how 'First Man' will end. No surprises there. What may be surprising is the portrayal of its titular character, American astronaut and hero Neil Armstrong. It's a small story about a giant leap.
Film critic and pop culture historian Richard Crouse shares his take on three movies opening this weekend: 'A Star is Born' starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, the Sony Marvel Universe supervillain caper 'Venom,' and 'The Sisters Brothers' based on a novel by Canadian-born author Patrick deWitt.
'Bad theatre is like dentistry,' declares critic and author Henry Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West). 'You're compelled to sit in your chair, as they drill into your head, until the procedure is over." Luckily there is no such endurance test in 'Colette,' a sparkling biopic that shows star Keira Knightley in top form.
Movie expert Richard Crouse shares his take on three films opening in cinemas this weekend: 'A Simple Favor' starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, 'White Boy Rick' starring Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey and 'Mandy' featuring Nicolas Cage.
“Crazy Rich Asians” is an escapist fantasy that entertains with its labyrinthine soap opera twists and turns, lush settings and all Asian cast—a first in a quarter century in Hollywood—but also digs a little deeper into the similarities and differences between the characters and cultures.
'Ant-Man and The Wasp' is marred by excess. Too many characters, too many story shards—a rescue mission, two sets of baddies chasing down the quantum technology, a romantic subplot, a family film angle—too much exposition and too much quantum theory.
The jokes and the set pieces are bigger and badder but it’s the mushy stuff that prevents “Deadpool 2” from slipping solely into freak show mode. It's a movie that works both as a superhero flick and as a twisted family drama.
"Tully," new dramedy from Oscar nominated director Jason Reitman, presents an often-used stereotype, the stressed out mom, then takes the story to some unexpected places, writes CTV News contributor Richard Crouse.