John and Johnny, inspired by Black Panther, consider Black acting Oscars and nominees.

7 Days in Entebbe

Mar 13, 2018

Although it may play a bit loose with the facts, 7 Days has powerfully relayed the deadly tensions of a fraught week in recent history.


Mar 13, 2018

It's neo-noir in Connecticut with two bad girls doing what bad girls do--murder.

The Party

Mar 11, 2018

A dramatic experience with humor and a good portion of social commentary. First rate.

It's Movie Time March 9, '18 A Wrinkle in Time

Mar 9, 2018

John and Linda find a few wrinkles.

A Wrinkle in Time

Mar 8, 2018

Weak Wrinkle.

John and Johnny, Inspired by 5:15 to Paris, cite other movies using non actors.

It's Movie Time March 2, '18, Oscar Predictions II

Mar 2, 2018

Hope and John try to predict Oscar winners in a tight race.

John and Johnny assess the backlash related to this year's Oscar nominees.

In the Fade

Feb 24, 2018

A fascinating triple threat: grief, justice, and revenge.


Feb 23, 2018

The director of Ex Machina has another winner sci-fi but not as great.

It's Movie Time Feb 23, '18, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Feb 23, 2018

John and Mary applaud this biopic with reservations.

Game Night

Feb 22, 2018

A memorable comedy-thriller. At this time of year, who would have thought?

John and Johnny review 10 movies 25 years old.

Black Panther-Review

Feb 15, 2018

This welcome addition to MCU is exciting and culturally relevant.

John and Johnny review the work of Phantom Thread's director, Paul Thomas Anderson.

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Feb 12, 2018

Actors Bening and Bell lift the material from maudlin to engagingly melodramatic.

It's Movie Time Feb 9, '18 Happy End

Feb 8, 2018

John/Wayne marvel at the various pieces of this dysfunctional family puzzle.

Happy End

Feb 8, 2018

It's a good-looking, sometimes funny film with serious family and societal issues.

John and Johnny grapple with the challenges of Kevin Spacey's career and life.

A Ciambra

Feb 5, 2018

In the land of my ancestors, Calabria, a young boy becomes a man. It's real, and it's tough.

It's Movie Time Feb 2, '18 Call Me by Your Name

Feb 2, 2018

John and Hope gush over one of the 9 Oscar nominees for best picture.

John and Johnny review the newest additions to The National Film Registry.

Call Me by Your Name

Jan 31, 2018

It's beautifully written, photographed, and acted.

It's Movie Time Jan 26, '18 Phantom Thread

Jan 25, 2018

John and Linda consider the many threads of this beautiful film.

John and Johnny observe class distinctions in 2017 films.

Phantom Thread

Jan 20, 2018

The acting and directing are heart-stopping.

It's Movie Time Jan 19, '18 Hostiles, opening Jan 26.

Jan 19, 2018

John and Kevin evaluate a Western considered to be one of the best since Unforgiven.

12 Strong

Jan 18, 2018

It clarifies the turgid Afghanistan war scene without being a great war film.


Jan 18, 2018

Hostiles has a kinship with Dances with Wolves and Unforgiven in tone and themes.