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Reviews By Alyn+Darnay

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Hotel Mumbai Theatrical Review
Hotel Mumbai   Hotel Mumbai Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  3/28/2019 2:33 PM EDT
I have always found films about India to be fascinating. Probably because India is a place of mystery, magic, philosophy, and hidden secrets. A place so big and filled with so many people that you get the feeling that anything could happen at any moment; and it did in the most terrifying way in 2008. That's when the members of the "Lashkar-e-T... Read More

Greta Theatrical Review
Greta   Greta Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  2/28/2019 2:35 PM EDT
These days we've all been trained not to pick up any suspicious packages we see in public places, especially in New York City, especially on a Subway. What train rider doesn't know that? The stupidity of picking up such an object forms the basis of this film; it also forms the basis of the total stupidity of watching this disappointing and mundane ... Read More

Mary Queen of Scots 4K Ultra HD Review
Mary Queen of Scots   Mary Queen of Scots 4K Ultra HD Review
(Alyn Darnay)  2/24/2019 5:18 PM EDT
Why does it seem that every producer out there now wants to make an English Period Piece? I guess it's because of the success of the TV series The Crown and others like it. There's nothing wrong with that, there are certainly enough people out there interested in seeing a good period piece.However, in order to be a ‘good' period piece, t... Read More

The Kid Who Would Be King Theatrical Review
The Kid Who Would Be King   The Kid Who Would Be King Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  1/24/2019 9:15 PM EDT
Once upon a time...That's the way all fairytales, old and new, usually begins, so I thought I'd start my review by honoring this modern take on one of them in the same way. "The Kid Who Would Be King" is quite simply a wonderfully bright new take on the Arthurian legend. Part "Goonies" style action adventure, part allegory, and ... Read More

Stan & Ollie Theatrical Review
Stan & Ollie   Stan & Ollie Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  1/17/2019 11:25 AM EDT
Over the years the entertainment industry has given birth to some very beguilingly comedy duos. I'm sure you know some of them; they crop up every decade. Some disappear as quickly as they arrived, others leave behind them a vague memory, but a few brilliant ones leave behind an enduring legacy.Unless you've lived under a rock somewhere, you'll kno... Read More

Aquaman Theatrical Review
Aquaman   Aquaman Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  12/19/2018 9:19 PM EDT
By any definition, "Aquaman" is a certified Blockbuster, a mega-action superhero flick filled with spectacle, cool visuals, decadent insanity, and frenetic fun. It's quite probably the best film of the ‘comic book' Superhero genre brought to the screen so far.The scope of the eye candy here is breathtaking; from the clever underwate... Read More

The Favourite Theatrical Review
The Favourite   The Favourite Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  12/13/2018 9:58 PM EDT
Here we go again, another English Period Piece. This one is about Queen Anne and it's thinly disguised as a cynical comedy of royal manners. In reality, it's a nasty, vicious, profane, royal story about two women and their devious plotting and scheming against each other, to become the favorite confidant to the Queen. Take confidant, to mean lover;... Read More

Ben is Back Theatrical Review
Ben is Back   Ben is Back Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  12/6/2018 4:13 PM EDT
There's any number of good reasons why we go to movies. Why we plunk down our hard earned money, sit in a dark theater away from the world, and watch something unveil itself on the big screen in front of us. One thing I know for sure, I think I know for sure, is that we don't go to movies to be made further depressed than the world we live in is al... Read More

Hunter Killer Theatrical Review
Hunter Killer   Hunter Killer Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  10/25/2018 10:29 PM EDT
I've been ‘jonesing' for a good Action/Adventure film for some time now. It's been quite a while since a really good one has graced the screen. I like getting involved in the film's action, quietly cheering on the hero, watching the complex story unfold, realizing the impossibility of overcoming the situation, and then seeing a slam-bam over ... Read More

Bohemian Rhapsody Theatrical Review
Bohemian Rhapsody   Bohemian Rhapsody Theatrical Review
(Alyn Darnay)  10/25/2018 1:17 PM EDT
I never rate a movie by what I want it to be; I choose instead to look at it as a stand-alone piece of creative work and how it will impact an audience. With that in mind, if I were to use a one-word grading system to define the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" that word would be "Brilliant". The film is a joyous celebration of the 70's... Read More

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