Bond’s Been Better Than ‘Spectre’
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Nobody did it better than actor Daniel Craig, director Sam Mendes and screenwriters John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade with 2012’s “Skyfall,” a strong contender for the best James Bond film ever made. That same team (plus write [...]
Matt Damon Delivers as ‘The Martian’
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Never fully committing either to high-emotion melodrama or the cold equations of a grim techno-thriller, “The Martian” adequately straddles both genres thanks to the likeability of star Matt Damon as an impressively improvising astronaut. [...]
Amy Schumer Right on Track with Rom-Com
By LYNN BARKER Front Row Features Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck” combines raunchy hilarity with heartfelt human drama delivered with style by TV vet Amy Schumer (Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer“), who proves she has impressive acting chops as well as a relatable appeal especially to female [...]
Marvel Goes Street-Level With ‘Ant-Man’
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Heroes in what’s known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe—which includes movies made by Marvel, but not those from other studios featuring Marvel characters—have been super-powered (Captain America, Hulk), space-based (Guardians of the Galaxy), a [...]