by Alan Yudman When Winston Churchill spoke of a “miracle of deliverance” in June 1940, he was talking about DUNKIRK. The evacuation of allied forces from the beach in northern France was certainly a miracle, as it seemed hopeless. Soldiers surrounded on all sides with their only escape route the English Channel, constantly being bombed … Continue reading DUNKIRK


​ by Alan Yudman As NETFLIX becomes more of an entertainment behemoth, the streaming service is branching out from prestige television to films. The conceit from culture dinosaurs (your reviewer is now raising his hand and waving it madly), is that anything that skips theaters and goes straight to video must be somehow “less”. We … Continue reading OKJA


​ by Alan Yudman Every Spider-Man fan must have thought the same thing when SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING was announced. Oh, not again. But if you have to please do it right. Mission accomplished. Here’s what people are tired of seeing when a superhero story is rebooted. They don’t want to see the origin story again. I … Continue reading SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING


​by Alan Yudman The reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise has gone from SciFi action thriller to the current iteration.. WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is a deeply thoughtful and thought provoking movie. When Matt Reeves took the director’s chair from Rupert Wyatt he steered the franchise in a slightly different … Continue reading WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES