Author: Mike Cuthbert

Mike at the Movies: Richard Jewell

Richard Jewell (R) Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) was the security guard at the Olympic Park in Atlanta who was hailed as a hero immediately after the bombing, appearing with Katie Couric, Tom Brokaw and others. He lived with his…

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Photo | Submitted A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (PG) Perhaps the most beautifully and carefully crafted movie of the year so far. Directed at the same pace as Mr. Rogers spoke—slowly and clearly—the movie never seems to drag. It gives you, as…

Mike at the Movies: Midway and More

Midway (PG-13) Midway was the pivotal battle in the Pacific during WWII. Following the disaster at Pearl Harbor, the American forces, particularly the Navy, had to reassemble. They did, within two months, and struck back at the Japanese navy at…

Mike at the Movies: The Lighthouse and more

Photo | Submitted The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse (R) Dominated by two amazing performances, near-deafening and extremely effective music and sound, this film hearkens back to a much earlier time in film. First, it’s in stark black and white. Second, it is framed in a square,…

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Photo | Submitted The Addams Family

The Addams Family (PG) A nice, nostalgic trip back in time to the days of the TV series of the same name, this one features a smart script and the usual impossible family members who combine to drive Margaux Needler…

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Photo | Submitted Abominable

Abominable (PG) Finally, an animated film that keeps its script intact and forward-moving with the magic and light shows as part of the story rather than the driver of the action. The storyline is simple: A Yeti eventually known as…

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Photo | Submitted Bill Skarsgård stars as Pennywise in “It Chapter Two.”

It Chapter Two (R) Jessica Chastain (Beverly) and James McEvoy (Bill) mark a major upgrade for the franchise, but they are still not enough to improve the quality of the film much over the original “It” (2017). The plot is…