|Jaeden Lieberher stars in The Book of Henry|
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - 3½ Stars. Delightful follow-up to the original summer blockbuster action movie starring Chris Pratt. Funny, ironic, and a lot of fun.
Wonder Woman - 3 Stars. Gal Gadot makes a thrilling debut as the iconic superhero. A super script combines origin story, humor, and superhero action.
Beatriz at Dinner - 3 Stars. Healer/therapist Salma Hayek winds up at a dinner party for the one percent, and exposes the ugly side of wealth & privilege, in unexpected and even otherworldly ways.
The Book of Henry - 3 Stars. Impressive story about a genius kid, his single mom & brother, the bad guy next door, and directions from beyond the grave. Excellent!
Norman - 3 Stars. Richard Gere as a New York sharpie. A brilliant character study in the style of "Being There," about a guy who just has to be in the action, and the price he pays once he gets in it.
My Cousin Rachel - 3 Stars. Old school thriller romance. Rachel Weitz plays the widow of a young man's guardian. Did she do him in? The plot thickens, as the kid falls for the older woman.
Paris Can Wait - 2 Stars. Diane Lane travels the French countryside with Arnaud Viard, while her husband (Alec Baldwin) goes to Budapest for business. Will she or won't she?
Cars 3 - 2 Stars. Great animation and voice work in a totally unnecessary sequel.
Rough Night - 1 Star. Girls gone wild in Miami, with Scarlett Johansson looking very uncomfortable.
Transformers: The Last Knight - Zero Stars. Long, loud and lousy.