actor: Michelle Pfeiffer

Murder on the Orient Express

November 10, 2017
Murder on the Orient Express is one of the most scenic movies I have watched; beautiful snow-capped mountains, parts of the historical city of Jerusalem, lovely green trees dot various locations as the Orient Express chugs along, blowing its stack of smoke. And yet, murder takes place on the [...]

Mother!

September 15, 2017
"Mother!" brings Dove to something of a stalemate. We are at a crossroads with this picture. It is a film so challenging, so startling in its subject matter and message. In fact, it is shattering to consider that the philosophical guns it chooses to stick to are all at once haunting (and not for [...]

The Family

September 13, 2013
"The Family" started out as a comedic look into a Mob Family that is in the witness protection program but felt a lot like a classic Martin Scorsese picture (Oh wait a minute, he is credited as an executive producer). When Giovanni Manzoni, his wife and children are moved to a new town, they [...]

People Like Us

June 29, 2012
When a former music producer dies, he leaves his adult son the task of finding his illegitimate sister and giving her $150,000. As the son finds her, he enters her life out of curiosity and befriends her and her young son. As the drama rolls out, we find that each missed a crucial part of their [...]

Dark Shadows

May 11, 2012
Which movie should I review? The one which plays it pretty straight for the first forty minutes or so? Or the one which plays on comedic moments because the vampire is close to two hundred years out of his time. The movie focuses on how he reacts to things like paved roads and a McDonald's [...]

What Lies Beneath

July 21, 2000
This intense, often nerve-racking ghost story freely borrows from many other films, including “Rear Window,” “The Sixth Sense,” and “Dial M for Murder.” It also jolts with far too many red herrings – you know, where the cat jumps out at the protagonist or the friend, rather than the [...]