Movie Reviews & Interviews from Washington

‘Joy’ Review: Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper & Robert De Niro

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Is there anything more joyous than a Jennifer Lawrence movie opening on Christmas Day? Lawrence re-teams with director David O. Russell and her Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle co-stars in Joy, a film about the woman behind the Miracle Mop, her struggle in creating and manufacturing it and her dysfunctional family structure. But this […]

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Review: Transcends the Romantic Comedy Genre

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Director David O. Russell (“The Fighter”) and screenwriter Matt Quick (based on his novel) deliver an original, intelligent dramedy about life, love and loss. Pat (Bradley Cooper) has just been released from a mental institution in Baltimore after having a violent episode some months back. Now, he finds himself living at home with his parents […]

‘The Big Wedding’ Review: A Massive Waste of Talent

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

It’s completely acceptable to watch and enjoy a predictable, fun, feel-good romantic comedy. But if that comedy is manipulative and treats the viewers as children, then it cheapens the film, making it unbearable to watch. There are two main problems with The Big Wedding: the screenplay treats the audience as idiots, inserting plot devices just […]

‘The Family’ Review: A Satirical Comedy-Action-Thriller

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

When you walk in to see The Family, just remember not to take it seriously. In essence, Robert De Niro is making fun of himself and maybe that will piss off fans of the mafia-charged movies or maybe it will give them a big laugh. Also, if you adore Goodfellas, there’s a special surprise in […]

‘Last Vegas’ Review: Huge Talent Barely Lifts Lazy Screenplay

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Last Vegas is an excuse for some Hollywood A-listers to get together, hang out, beat up guys half their age and score a major paycheck. Last Vegas could’ve been the older generation’s version of The Hangover, but instead it succumbs to a cheesy screenplay and mediocre laughs. Spray-tanned sixty-something Billy (Michael Douglas) spontaneously proposes to […]

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