Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Judith Raymer

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The Post 4K Ultra HD Review
The Post   The Post 4K Ultra HD Review
(Judith Raymer)  23/04/2018 14:44 EDT
In a time before the viral spread of "news" across the [mis]information highway, the dogged determination and integrity of journalists to uncover and report truths were central to our faith in reputable news publications.  Reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered and reported the Watergate scandal for The Washington Post; ... Read More

The Greatest Showman 4K Ultra HD Review
The Greatest Showman   The Greatest Showman 4K Ultra HD Review
(Judith Raymer)  09/04/2018 14:41 EDT
Looking for a film to feed your musical sensibilities and soul that will also keep the younger "Mouseketeers" at your side engaged and entertained? Look no further than the circus! Socialites and royalty mingling with "freaks;" contemporary dance moves in period costumes; 20th Century dialogue and song from 19th Century characte... Read More

Den of Thieves Theatrical Review
Den of Thieves   Den of Thieves Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  18/01/2018 09:11 EDT
Spoilers, spoilers...at this time, I do not believe that I can adequately… justly...discuss this film without blowing major plot points, and spoiling swaths of emotional highs and lows.  But, before throwing any of those in your unexpecting face...Ever since the first trailer for Den of Thieves was released back in October 201... Read More

Coco Theatrical Review
Coco   Coco Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  21/11/2017 09:53 EDT
Directed by Lee Unkrich (Finding Nemo; Monster's Inc.) and Adrian Molina (The Good Dinosaur; Ratatouille), Coco is the latest magic from Disney/Pixar to hit the screen.  Coco doesn't just meet then exceed expectations.  It excels in every aspect.  The story of  Coco began five years before it would grace the big screen. ... Read More

Thor: Ragnarok Theatrical Review
Thor: Ragnarok   Thor: Ragnarok Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  02/11/2017 08:29 EDT
Where to begin?!? Where to begin!  I suppose with ALERT: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!  Now then… While a fan of Marvel, its Cinematic Universe, and Thor in all film appearances (& beyond, er, before…), the Thor films have not been among my favorites.  That is until now.  Directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the ... Read More

The Big Sick Blu-ray Review
The Big Sick   The Big Sick Blu-ray Review
(Judith Raymer)  19/09/2017 13:57 EDT
Take a seat and a pause as this mislabeled "romantic comedy" unhooks its sweater from the gate.  Truly a dramedy with strong romantic and comedic overtones, The Big Sick is written by Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Emily V. Gordon; and, is based on their real-life events.  While certain elements of their story ha... Read More

Megan Leavey Blu-ray Review
Megan Leavey   Megan Leavey Blu-ray Review
(Judith Raymer)  05/09/2017 14:19 EDT
MEGAN LEAVEY is an innovative interpretation of what makes a hero; specifically, during wartime.  A Bleeker Street Media film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (Blackfish, City Lax: An Urban Lacrosse Story), it stars Kate Mara (House of Cards, Fantastic Four) as the young Marine Corporal.  Inspired by the touching true life story of... Read More

Wonder Woman Theatrical Review
Wonder Woman   Wonder Woman Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  01/06/2017 10:02 EDT
As many a young girl before and after, I dreamed of being Wonder Woman. Years [decades] would pass with multitudes of proposed actors and storylines inspiring an "eh, I can see that," at best. Then came the age of MCU & DCEU (Marvel Cinematic & DC Extended Universes, respectively); and, of course, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious; Ke... Read More

Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Theatrical Review
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales   Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  25/05/2017 10:15 EDT
Apparently, there was a fourth installment to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise back in 2011.  On Stranger Tides.  While the box office success tells otherwise, the film is likely the most panned.  If Pirates fans can overlook their disappointment with the last installment, they will be more than content to have returned for thi... Read More

Baywatch Theatrical Review
Baywatch   Baywatch Theatrical Review
(Judith Raymer)  24/05/2017 15:46 EDT
Full (or, at least, sincere) Disclosure: Upon hearing early whispers of the long rumored big screen resuscitation of Baywatch, I felt like the inspiration for that "slap in the face" emoji.  That's as much as the Hoff and I agree.  The original Mitch Buchannon, David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider; Guardians of The Galaxy 2), disclose... Read More

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