On this edition of the Cinema Clash: Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt keep JUNGLE CRUISE afloat; Netflix offers up the romantic drama THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER, the romantic comedy RESORT TO LOVE, and the French action comedy THE LAST MERCENARY. Plus, the AppleTV+ docu-series WATCH THE SOUND WITH MARK RONSON and of course – more TED LASSO and SCHMIGADOON!
Published 07/31/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: life’s not exactly a beach in the M. Night Shyamalan thriller OLD; a flawed script weakens an important message in the true story of JOE BELL; and HERE AFTER gives new meaning to deadly romance. Plus, the must-see (Apple) TV that continues to be TED LASSO and SCHMIGADOON!
Published 07/24/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: elite female assassins band together to protect a kid in GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE; a melancholy truffle farmer goes in search of his kidnapped PIG; LeBron James holds court in SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY; Anthony Bourdain speaks from the grave in the documentary ROADRUNNER. Plus, small screen shout-outs for TED LASSO and SCHMIGADOON! Tune in!
Published 07/17/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: a deep dive into the long-awaited standalone film for Natasha Romanoff aka Marvel’s BLACK WIDOW, and a plug for a mockumentary you won’t find in theaters, MARATHON.
Published 07/10/21
On this Independence Day Weekend edition of The Cinema Clash: the Templeton brothers are back in a new adventure with THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS; a dystopian horror franchise concludes with THE FOREVER PURGE; and the future is not so bright in the sci-fi time travel action flick THE TOMORROW WAR. Plus, we wrap up our coverage of AFIDOCS 2021 with our reaction to films about Anthony Bourdain, Tom Petty, a trio of Texas teens, a band of doctors fighting Big Pharma, and our favorite of the...
Published 07/02/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: Part one of our annual review of the AFI DOCS film festival. Find out which female athlete documentary scores higher – NAOMI OSAKA or LFG. Plus, Mary J. Blige talks and sings of empowerment and survival in the Amazon Prime doc, MY LIFE; and 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS hit the big screen with an underdog sports drama based on a true story.
Published 06/25/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: the musical drama IN THE HEIGHTS; the Rita Moreno documentary JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT; the senior citizen dramedy QUEEN BEES; the arthouse crime-noir AKILLA’S ESCAPE; the Israeli-American drama SUBLET; and the Bosnian coming-of-age roadtrip movie TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE.
Published 06/12/21
On this long-awaited return to in-person Cinema Clashing: the Warrens are back with more paranormal investigating in THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT; a trio of gal pals go horsing around in the animated adventure SPIRIT: UNTAMED; orphans prevail in the real life fish tale, BLUE MIRACLE; and the moving documentary CHANGING THE GAME tracks the unique journey of three transgender teen athletes.
Published 06/05/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: two Emmas shine with wicked wit in Disney’s live action prequel CRUELLA; an animated family saves the planet in the comically heartwarming roadtrip movie THE MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES; a family vacation to Kenya goes horribly wrong in the bloody adventure thriller ENDANGERED SPECIES; and, we count down our most anticipated movies of the summer.
Published 05/27/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: two very different genre documentaries, PINK: ALL I KNOW SO FAR and FINAL ACCOUNT; the zombie disaster movie ARMY OF THE DEAD; and the sports underdog drama DREAM HORSE. Plus, the big winners of our Clash Prizes!
Published 05/22/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: real and fake personas collide as a journalist baits a jihadist recruiter through social media in PROFILE; a young female doctor stumbles into making an improbable run for her local council in the Saudi film THE PERFECT CANDIDATE; plus, the fate of the Golden Globes amid controversy, and a chance to win a Blu-ray disc of THE COURIER.
Published 05/15/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham reunite for the revenge thriller WRATH OF MAN; Colombian reggaeton superstar J Balvin confronts social activism in the documentary THE BOY FROM MEDELLIN; and quick takes on period biopic drama QUEEN MARIE, the 2004 classic fantasy romcom ELLA ENCHANTED, and TV series’ SHADOW AND BONE and THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS.
Published 05/08/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: the big reveal on our OSCARS wager; the revenge thriller/Jack Ryan spin-off, TOM CLANCY’S WITHOUT REMORSE; the drug addiction and rehab drama FOUR GOOD DAYS; an educational documentary about a timeless classic, STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET; and a battle over the pros and cons of FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER.
Published 04/30/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: Grab a drink and get those Oscar ballots ready! We’re offering up our final predictions in all the Academy Award categories – and washing it all down with a quick review of a documentary crafted for beer lovers, BREWMANCE.
Published 04/17/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: THUNDER FORCE is anything but a force majeure; THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER outscore THE MIGHTY DUCKS; and ranking the mini-movies that make up the ballot-busting ACADEMY AWARD nominees for Best Short Film – Live Action, Animation and Documentary. Tune in!
Published 04/10/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: two alpha titans face off in the action sci-fi MonsterVerse movie GODZILLA vs KONG; the plight of a Bosnian translator helps humanize an atrocity from the 1990s in the Oscar-nominated foreign film QUO VADIS, AIDA; and a filmmaker bonds with a smart, spineless creature in the Oscar-nominated documentary MY OCTOPUS TEACHER. Tune in!
Published 04/03/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: the Wickish thriller NOBODY; documentaries TINA, THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER and MIRACLE FISHING; and four hours of Justice League vs two hours of Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Tune in!
Published 03/27/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: the Cold War spy drama THE COURIER; the crime drama CITY OF LIES; documentaries OPERATION VARSITY BLUES and KID 90; plus, a bit of superhero and awards show banter. Tune in!
Published 03/20/21
On this quaranstream edition of the Cinema Clash: the tedious crime drama CHERRY; the family-friendly comedy YES DAY; the cartoonish live-action/animated hybrid TOM & JERRY; the rap documentary BIGGIE: I GOT A STORY TO TELL; and the deadly time-loop movie BOSS LEVEL.
Published 03/13/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: Eddie Murphy is back as Crown Prince Akeem in the blended family comedy COMING 2 AMERICA; Disney stays true to form with the animated film RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON; Netflix shows some MOXIE with a high school drama oozing with girl power; thoughts are not your own in the sci-fi adventure CHAOS WALKING; and isolation proves bittersweet in the contemplative drama LAND.
Published 03/06/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: the dementia drama THE FATHER; the biopic THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY; the documentary BILLIE EILISH: THE WORLD’S A LITTLE BLURRY; and the indie THE INDEPENDENTS; Plus, a Golden Globes wine wager!
Published 02/27/21
On this quaranstream edition of the Cinema Clash: the critically-acclaimed hybrid drama-documentary NOMADLAND; the somewhat true-ish cybercrime drama SILK ROAD; the family-friendly Disney flick FLORA & ULYSSES; the twisted thriller I CARE A LOT; and a bit of TV binge-watching with SCHITT’S CREEK and CALL MY AGENT.
Published 02/20/21
On this quaranstream edition of the Cinema Clash: We divide and conquer and meet in the middle with JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, THE MAURITANIAN, LAND, BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR, FRENCH EXIT, THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS, and TO ALL THE BOYS: ALWAYS AND FOREVER.
Published 02/13/21
On this quaranstream edition of the Cinema Clash: the creatively weird sci-fi drama BLISS, the toxic romantic drama MALCOLM & MARIE, and the biographical drama SON OF THE SOUTH. Plus, awards talk and a salute to Christopher Plummer.
Published 02/06/21
On this edition of the Cinema Clash: the star-studded serial killer crime drama THE LITTLE THINGS; the star-studded dementia drama SUPERNOVA; the historical archaeological drama THE DIG; the sweet but formulaic reluctant father figure to quirky kid drama PALMER; the Russian film based on a true massacre, DEAR COMRADES!; and the short documentary for space geeks, APOLLO 11 QUARANTINE.
Published 01/30/21