Tom Santilli is a professional film critic, TV personality, host and
the Executive Producer of Movie Show Plus.
He also is the featured film critic appearing on WXYZ Channel 7 Action News in Detroit,
and appeared weekly on FOX-2 in Detroit from 2016-2020.
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The first "good" movie based on a video game? I'm not quite sure I can grant "Detective Pikachu" that honor, but it makes a solid case, relying heavily on fan-service...as any Pokémon movie should.
Diane Keaton looks for self-inspiration in a retirement community, but this farce could have used a major dose of teen spirit.
Even Babe Ruth struck out...Michael Jordan had occasional air-balls. So I won't hold it against the super-talented, usually-hilarious Amy Poehler, but her directorial debut, "Wine Country" is pretty terrible.
The new Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron film "Long Shot" is more of a political satire than it is a straight-up rom-com, but - against all odds - it somehow works.
"In order for one of us to make it through, a hundred of us have to try." - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in "Knock Down the House."
The same can be said about documentary films in general, that in order to "break-through" to larger audiences, a hundred have to be made for one of them to really affect change.
I am hoping that "Knock Down the House" is that one.
The new Ted Bundy film "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile" is not quite as captivating as its subject, but it's a compelling glimpse into the mind of madness.
Recently picked up for a 2nd season on Hulu, now is the time for you to get into "Ramy."
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