Movie Reviews

Bob Odenkirk might be the next big movie hero in “Nobody.” 

TV's “Better Call Saul” star is coming to the big screen with this revenge hero action film co-starring Connie Nielsen, Wu-Tang's RZA and Christopher Lloyd. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the film for WDIY.

“Minari” is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Writer-director Lee Isaac Chung based the film on his upbringing on a farm in Arkansas by his parents who were Korean immigrants. The film boasts an Oscar-nominated actor performance by Steven Yeun and an Oscar-nominated supporting actress performance by Youn Yuh-jung. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the drama.

“The Courier” is a spy thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The film, which is based on true events, offers a behind-the-scenes view of the USSR-US showdown during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the thriller.

"Nomadland" is a critically-acclaimed hybrid documentary and narrative-fiction film about Americans who’ve chosen to live and travel in RVs in the American West. Frances McDormand stars as a widow and displaced worker who takes to the highway in her van. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the drama.

"Judas and the Black Messiah" is based on the story of an FBI informant (played by LaKeith Stanfield), who, in the late 1960s, infiltrated the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party, targeting the chapter’s leader, Fred Hampton (played by “Get Out” Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya). It’s an important movie, especially for African American History Month and recent social justice protests. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the biography-drama.

Mila Jovovich is back in a video game-based film, “Monster Hunter,” directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, with whom she teamed for the “Resident Evil” movie series. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the action-adventure fantasy film.

“The Little Things” stars three Oscar winners, Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, in a police procedural about a serial killer in Los Angeles. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the crime drama thriller.

There is Oscar nomination buzz around Carey Mulligan for her role in “Promising Young Woman” as a distraught thirty-something, seeking revenge for an alleged college assault of a friend. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the crime-drama-thriller.

"The Croods: A New Age" is the animated feature film sequel to the 2013 hit. All the main characters from the prehistoric age are back, voiced by Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, and Ryan Reynolds. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the adventure comedy.

Killian & the Comeback Kids | At the Movies

Oct 6, 2020

“Killian & the Comeback Kids” is a Lehigh Valley-produced independent film written and directed by and starring Taylor A. Purdee of Easton. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the Romance Comedy Drama.

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