Halle Berry has her hands up ready to fight in the movie BruisedBRUISED

“There doesn’t seem to be any strong point-of-view with Berry, as director, never really conveying why she’s telling us this story.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies



Cary Elwes drapes a blanket around Brooke Shields in the movie A Castle for ChristmasA CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS

“You may not remember the details of “A Castle for Christmas” a month from now, but if you’re looking for something to watch while eating leftovers, it should do the trick.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies


Mirabelle holds a basket full of pinwheels and other things in the Disney movie EncantoENCANTO

“…while not likely to be marked as a modern classic, it is a charming fairy tale that should entertain viewers of all ages.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies



Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani holds up her hand to flash a ring in the movie House of GucciHOUSE OF GUCCI

“Filled with period music of the ‘70s and ‘80s when the story takes place, it plays like the soap operas of the period which the real story may have served as inspiration for, like “Dallas” and “Dynasty.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies




Johnathan Rhys Meyers looks beaten up and threatened by a woman in the movie Hide and SeekHIDE AND SEEK

“Clocking in at 83 minutes–less without the credits–it seems twice as long because it keeps reaching for some level of profundity that it never attains. – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies


Kurt Vonnegut stting at a teacher's desk in a classroom in the documentary Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in TimeKURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIME

“As a biography, it provides a great bit of detail to the point that viewers will feel like they’ve had the privilege of two hours with the author.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies




Nina Bergman stands ready holding a gun in the movie Hell Hath No FuryHELL HATH NO FURY

“HELL HATH NO FURY is no World War II epic, but it is a pungent short story about how war reduces some people to their basest instincts.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies


Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers looks down with a look of concern as birds fly overhead in the film Night RaidersNIGHT RAIDERS

“Instead of getting her story out to the wider audience that needs to hear it, Goulet chose to preach to the choir. It’s an opportunity missed.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies



Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten stand with their arms around each other wavingMAYOR PETE

“With the name-calling that passes for “debate” among too many politicians today, it’s refreshing to see a someone who is ambitious but not full of himself, as eager to listen as to be heard.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies



Tessa Thompson look intently at Ruth Negga who is slightly out of focus in a black and white photo from the movie PassingPASSING

“In a year in which politicians create bogus controversies over the teaching of critical race theory (which is not taught in any K-12 classroom), PASSING tackles America’s struggles over race and makes for compelling viewing.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies




Peter O'Meara rides a horse in a reenactment as Benedict Arnold in the documentary Benedict Arnold: Hero Betrayed BENEDICT ARNOLD: HERO BETRAYED

“BENEDICT ARNOLD: HERO BETRAYED may not make you want to petition for an Arnold monument, but it will get you to see this much maligned historical figure in a new light.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies


The heroes in the film the Eternals all stand together on a beachETERNALS

“There’s every reason Marvel’s ETERNALS should not work…And yet it does work. Gloriously so. Intelligently so.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies



Tom Hanks looks down at his robot dog in the movie FinchFINCH

“FINCH, while not a badly made film, is a wholly unoriginal one making you feel as if you’re already seen it more than once.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies



Regina King looks menacing as Zazie Beetz stands behind her in the film The Harder They FallTHE HARDER THEY FALL

“It might grab headlines in The Hollywood Reporter or Deadline–“An All Black Western!”—which would stroke morals and egos, but it doesn’t make THE HARDER THEY FALL a good or plausible western.” – Randy Steinberg, Blast Magazine