Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says the new animated Disney movie "Moana" is nearly perfect entertainment for children and adults alike. Alice also enjoyed the real-life drama "Manchester by the Sea."
Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese says "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is the latest book by J.K. Rowling to find its way to the screen. Alice says it is the first time that Rowling has written the screenplay for one of her stories, and she says the film has a good deal more humor than the Harry Potter. Also premiering this weekend is "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," a satire on the Iraq War.
Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese says Mel Gibson's first film in 10 years is Oscar-worthy. "Hacksaw Ridge" is the story of a pacifist Army medic who saved dozens of lives at the Battle of Okinawa near the end of World War II. Alice also reviews the Disney sci-fi fantasy, "Dr. Strange."
Herald-Banner film critic Alice Reese reviews the new Tom Cruise action picture, "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back," the follow-up to his 2012 thriller in the same role. Alice also reviews another action movie, "The Accountant," with Ben Affleck. Alice says action fans should enjoy both movies.
Herald-Banner movie reviewer Alice Reese critiques "The Birth of a Nation," based on the true story of Nat Turner, the leader of a slave rebellion in the pre-Civil War South. Alice also reviews "The Girl on the Train," a drama based on a best-selling novel.