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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Review: Tarantino fantasy 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' puts style over substance
Quentin Tarantino's ninth film is a fond revision of the Silver Age of Hollywood, as remembered by someone whose life was changed by it.
"Crazy Rich Asians" break-out star, Awkwafina, leads one of the best acting ensembles of the year in one of the most touching and unique family stories you'll ever see.
Alice Guy-Blaché may be the most important figure in the history of cinema that you've never heard of. An incredibly influential female filmmaker during the dawn of the art-form whose career spanned a longer time-period than Thomas Edison, The Lumiére brothers and Georges Méliés, Guy-Blaché has all but been erased from the annals of history...until now.
"Maiden" tells the story of sailing pioneer Tracy Edwards, the first Captain of an all-female yachting crew to enter the prestigious Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.
Review: An unpopular opinion of 'The Lion King' re-make and why this movie should be the Pride of Disney
Despite being crushed by critics, the newest version of Disney's "The Lion King" is anything but soulless. Let me explain.
Jesse Eisenberg is perfectly cast as a victim who desperately wants to flip-the-script, in this cleverly-penned examination of toxic masculinity.
Despite a fairly clever premise, "Supervised" is about as bad a film as they come.
If you've already binged through the latest season of "Stranger Things" on Netflix and are looking for more adult fare this weekend, there are probably better options out there than "Point Blank."
Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista star in a 93-minute-long Uber commercial, but it has enough laughs to get you from Point A to Point B.
Tom Holland is the big-screen's best-ever Peter Parker, and "Far From Home" is maybe the best Spider-Man film of all-time as well. There, I said it.
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