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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In his sophomore directing effort, Edward Norton aims to make a gritty drama set on the streets of 1950s New York, but a lack of narrative spark sends this one sailing way off course.
If the story of Henry V is a compelling one, you wouldn't know from watching "The King."
Everybody has had an invisible pal growing up as a kid...young Jojo's just happens to be Hitler.
The latest film from Bong Joon Ho ("Snowpiercer," "Okja") is funny, thrilling and poignant, and is a must-see for anyone looking to fill out their "Best of 2019" scorecards.
It's a trippy, wacky movie that won't be for everyone, but it's a film that may just shine some award-season love on its two stars.
Antonio Banderas is fantastic in this self-reflective and semi-autobiographical story from director Pedro Almodovar.
There hasn't been a more beloved, universally-praised TV show in the past decade than AMC's "Breaking Bad." That show, which ended in 2013, gets a new lease on life, as does its protagonist Jesse Pinkman, in "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie," a fitting epilogue to one hell of a ride.
It was the surprise, break-out hit at this year's Toronto Film Festival, and as history repeats itself, Dolemite - against all odds - once again finds its way onto the big-screen.
More of Will Smith ends up equating to more of the same in "Gemini Man," a lame sci-fi thriller that doubles down on dull.
The latest Stephen King novella to get a film adaptation, "In the Tall Grass" loses itself in a maze of senseless thrills.
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