Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says "Roma," a black-and-white drama about life in a Mexico City neighborhood in the 1970s, is being mentioned as a possible 2018 Academy Awards "Best Picture" contender. It would be the first foreign language film to win the honor. Alice likes "Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle," but says it's too violent for children and will not be in wide release.
Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says "First Man," the biographic movie of the first man to step on the moon, Neil Armstrong, is thrilling in its portrayal of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, and is revealing in its portrait of the very private astronaut, played by Ryan Gosling.
Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says the fourth version of "A Star Is Born," starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, in her first movie role, stands up to the three previous versions of the story made in the 1930s, 1950s and 1970s. And Alice says "The Old Man and the Gun," is a fitting last movie role for its star, Robert Redford, who says he's retiring from acting.