Movie Reviews





Movie Review: James Maslow Scores Big as a Video Game Influencer in We Need To Talk: Also Stars Christel Khalil and Johnathan Fernandez with Cameos by Big Time Rush Kendall Schmidt, Youtubers

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Review of Spielberg's Oscar-Nominated West Side Story - Better than the Original with Standout Performances by Rachel Zegler and Ariana Debose

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Review of The Many Saints of Newark: Stellar Performances but Misses its Mark - Does David Chase Have Another Target in Mind?  Read Here.


Review of David Lowery's The Green Knight: Honor and Chivalry are at the Forefront of this Timeless Story, Dev Patel Shines                            https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2021/09/review-of-david-lowerys-green-knight.html

Review of Indie Film Pooling to Paradise by Caytha Jentis - A Road Trip Adventure to Las Vegas with a Mixed Bag of Characters Provides for an Enjoyable Movie Night and Stunning Scenery  
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2021/09/review-of-indie-film-pooling-to.html

Review of Disney's Cruella: Just Pure Fun and Entertainment with Astounding Performances by Emma Stone and Emma Thompson  and Lest Not Forget the Costumes are Works of Art 
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2021/06/review-of-disneys-cruella-just-pure-fun.html

Movie Review: The Map of Tiny Perfect Things on Amazon - A Message We Need to Remember Over and Over Again 
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2021/02/movie-review-map-of-tiny-perfect-things.html


Film Review of Amazon's Mangrove - Small Axe: Steve McQueen Swings an Axe at Racial Prejudice in the Year's Best Film 
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2021/01/film-review-of-amazons-mangrove-small.html


Movie Review of Angie: Lost Girls Starring Jane Widdop and Dylan Sprayberry - Julia Verdin's Compelling, Brutally Honest Story about Child Trafficking  Will Make You Realize It Can Happen Anywhere    
      https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/11/movie-review-of-angie-lost-girls.html

Just in Time for Halloween: Why You Should Watch Stranger Things, The Silence of the Lambs, The Haunting of Hill House, The Evil Dead and Hush if You Want some Jump Scares 
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/10/just-in-time-for-halloween-why-you.html

Review of Uncut Gems on Netflix: Adam Sandler's Standout Performance Leads this Edge of Your Seat, Nail-biting Thriller.. and it's Better the Second Time Around by Harry Sherer


https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/08/review-of-uncut-gems-on-netflix-adam.html

Review of Netlix Film I'm Thinking of Ending Things: Not Your Ordinary Breakup Story but an Ambiguous, Magical and Stunning Example of Visual Storytelling 
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/10/review-of-netlix-film-im-thinking-of.html

View: My Must-See Summer Movie List has just Two Movies on it - Something's Gotta Give and Weekend at Bernie's...And Maybe Just One More

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/06/view-my-must-see-summer-movie-list-has.html




Review of  Movie Feral - Annapurna Sriram's Role as A Homeless Women is Deflty Acted As we Root for her Survival on the Streets and Tunnels of NYC  

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/07/review-of-movie-feral-annapurna-srirams.html




Review of Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods On Netflix: Lee's Mastery of the Medium, Multiple Genres and Storytelling Presents a Complex and Compelling Need for Change
by Ashton Samson

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/07/review-of-spike-lees-da-5-bloods-on.html


New Streaming Platform Herflix Offers Free Movies: This Changes Everything, Nora Ephron, The Girls in the Band and More 
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/06/new-streaming-platform-herflix-offers.html



Review:  Andy Samberg and Christin Milioti in Hulu's Palm Springs Movie: Pure Escapism makes it a Perfect Summer Comedy

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/07/review-andy-samberg-and-christine.html



Movie Review of The Help: It will Make You Laugh and Make you Cry, But Above All it is Movie To Help you Understand 
Review by Julia Colucci

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/06/movie-review-of-help-it-will-make-you.html






The Wrong Missy is just the RIGHT Movie to Watch Now: Happy Madison Productions Gives us More of what They're Famous For

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/05/the-wrong-missy-is-just-right-movie-to.html






Review of Love, Wedding Repeat on Netflix: Is it Good Enough for a Repeat Watch?

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/04/review-of-love-wedding-repeat-is-it.html

Get Ready for the Olympics: Rowing Movie "Backwards" with James Van Der Beek, Sarah Megan Thomas, Margaret Colin Now Available on Itunes & Amazon

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/03/get-ready-for-olympics-rowing-movie.html





Movie Review of The Farewell: We're Not Lying, You Should See this Heartfelt, Funny and Mostly-Snubbed Movie


https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/02/movie-review-of-farewell-were-not-lying.html




Video: Film Critic Connor Moriarty's Top 15 Films of 2019 


https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/02/video-film-critic-connor-moriartys-top.html

Movie Review of Greta Gerwig's Little Women: A View through the Eyes of a A Male High School Film Critic on this Remade Classic 
By Ashton Samson


https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/01/movie-review-of-greta-gerwigs-little.html



Movie Review of JoJo Rabbit: A Satire Done Right and Here's Why
By Ashton Samson


https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/01/movie-review-of-jojo-rabbit-satire-done.html


Film Review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  -  A Phenomenal Conclusion to the Series and Message about Inclusivity Satisfies the True Fan
By Ashton Samson

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2020/01/film-review-of-star-wars-rise-of.html



Movie Review of Knives Out with Jamie Lee Curtis: Sharp, Suspenseful and Star-studded, it's an Intense and Masterfully Realized Mystery 
By Ashton Samson

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/12/movie-review-knives-out-is-sharp.html



Movie Review: Martin Scorsese's The Irishman is Brilliant, Reflective and full of Good Old-Fashioned Mob Fun
By Ashton Samson

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/12/movie-review-martin-scorseses-irishman.html


Review of Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite: Unique, Relevant and Powerful, Perhaps the Best Movie of the Year
by Ashton Samson

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/11/review-of-bong-joon-hos-parasite-unique.html


Film Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is What We All Need Now: Tom Hanks Shines as the Affable Fred Rogers by Beth Abramson Brier


https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/11/film-review-beautiful-day-in.html


Movie Review:  Stephen King's IT Chapter II - Thrilling, Fun and Grotesque, but does it Remain True to its Roots? By Ashton Samson


https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/10/movie-review-stephen-kings-it-chapter.html



Movie Review of  Poms - A Star-studded Film with Diane Keaton, Rhea Pearlman and more, but  is it Something we can Cheer about? By Beth Brier


https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/05/movie-review-poms-star-studded-film.html



Review: Director Marianna Palka's Egg with Christina Hendricks, Anna Camp and Alysia Reiner is Complicated and Funny 
By Emily Galow
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/01/review-director-marianna-palkas-egg.html



Movie Review of Joe Chappelle's Political Thriller An Acceptable Loss with Jamie Lee Curtis and Tika Sumpter: Tension and Surprising Plot Twists Keep You Watching Till the Very End        By Connor Moriarty
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/01/movie-review-of-joe-chappelles.html


MOVIE REVIEW: Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give is A Must-Watch - Masterfully Created and Acted, Personal and Human - A Story to Make Us Think, and Maybe Act 
By Emily Galow
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/01/review-angie-thomas-hate-u-give-is-must.html



Movie Review of Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse - This Oscar-Nominated Film is Truly a Treat as it Revels in its Roots  
By Connor Moriarty
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2019/01/movie-review-of-spider-man-into-spider.html




Movie Review: Halloween with Jamie Lee Curtis - This Horror Movie Delivers Blood, Scares, Gore and Everything Else Desired by a Die-Hard or New Horror Fan 
By Connor Moriarty
https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2018/10/movie-review-halloween-with-jamie-lee.html




Movie Review: Searching - A Movie on a Computer Screen is Still A Solid and Entertaining Mystery Thriller
by Connor Moriarty

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2018/09/movie-review-searching-movie-on.html


Movie Review of Puzzle: Kelly Macdonald Fits Perfectly into this Female-Driven Drama about a Women Rearranging the Pieces of Her Life 
by Suzanne Ordas Curry


Movie Review: John Krasinski's A Quiet Place is Full of Hitchcockian Suspense and Sustained Palpable Tension - Will  Horror Fans Flock to It?  Review By Connor Moriarty Read: https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2018/04/movie-review-john-krasinskis-quiet.html


Movie Review of Loving Vincent: This Movie Must Be Seen, As Meticulously-Crafted and Beautiful as Van Gogh's Own Work Review by Connor Moriarty 

Classic Hollywood director William Castle, was a pioneer of the “gimmick film.” When his Vincent Price shocker, The House on Haunted Hill, was screened in theaters, fake skeletons would fly through the auditorium. So, while the film itself may have been clich├ęd, even by the standards of its contemporary audience, the showmanship on display made for an exhilarating experience overall. To read: http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2018/03/movie-review-of-loving-vincent-this.html 




Killian and the Comeback Kids Movie Coming Soon: Stars Nathan Purdee, Kassie DePaiva, Indiegogo Campaign Started for this Feel-good Folk-Rock Indie

Disenchanted after graduating college, and subsequently returning to his hometown, a once-thriving town in the heart of Pennsylvannia, a musician tries to discover his new path in life with the help of some old friends. Killian and the Comeback kids is a movie about music, hopes and dreams. Read:

http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2018/01/killian-and-comeback-kids-movie-coming.html



Movie Review of Driver  X: Uber On Over to See This Funny Yet Meaningful Comedy about a Middle Aged Man Living in a World of Millenials, Patrick Fabian, Tanya Clarke, Desmin Borges and Oscar Nunez Star in this Henry Barrial/Mark Stolaroff Film http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2018/01/movie-review-of-driver-x-uber-on-over.html



Interview - Behind the Scenes with Collar The Movie Creators David Patrick and Nan Wilson: Cop Drama Stars Rebecca De Mornay, Richard Roundtree, Tom Sizemore
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/11/interview-behind-scenes-with-collar.html






New Movie Egg: A Dark Comedy About Surrogacy by Alysia Reiner, David Alan Basche and Michele Ganeless Stars Christina Hendricks, Anna Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe
Read: http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/07/new-movie-egg-dark-comedy-about.html



Movie Review of Ingrid Goes West - An #AllTooReal Depiction of Generation Me by Kelly A. Byrne

A week ago, my buddy who works in comedy took me to see a movie I knew almost nothing about. It was getting great reviews, so in I went, blind as a bat, to see Ingrid Goes West starring Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olson, Wyatt Russell, and Billy Magnussen. Directed by Matt Spicer. What a time it was. 
Read more: http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/08/movie-review-of-ingrid-goes-west.html




Review of Beauty and the Beast: Emma Watson Leading the Way for Disney’s New Feminist Heroines 
By Kelly Byrne

http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/03/review-of-beauty-and-beast-emma-watson.html


Movie Review: Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman Is Not Only The Summer’s Biggest Blockbuster But Also The Most Important Film Of The Millennia 
Review by Landon Funk: I have said before that I hate films based off of comic books. While there are a few outliers, this pretty much rings true for I find that studio executives are more interested in making a film with expensive explosions than one with substance. Deadpool and The Dark Knight showed the industry that you can have both, but Hollywood still churned out superhero films that lacked anything real. Read more:
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/06/movie-review-patty-jenkins-wonder-woman.html


Review: La La Land Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling: Simply a Delight for the Eyes and Ears
I had to see what all the rave was about regarding La La Land.
I went to see it, and I can't get the song "City of Stars" out of my head.  Read why -http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2016/12/review-la-la-land-with-emma-stone-and.html



Movie Review of  James Gunn’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Tries A Little Too Hard To Mimic The First One But Features Hilarious Performances From  Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, and Bradley Cooper

Review by Landon Funk:
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/05/movie-review-james-gunns-guardians-of.html




Movie Review of The Little Hours: Jeff Baena's Limited Release Comedy with Alison Brie, Dave Franco and Mollie Shannon Has a Wide Range of Humor 
By Kelly A. Byrne

https://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/07/movie-review-of-little-hours-jeff.html




Movie Review of Snatched: Jonathan Levine’s SNATCHED features a Hilarious Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn 
Review by Landon Funk

http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/05/movie-review-of-snatched-jonathan.html


Movie Review: Anne Hathaway Gives A Monstrous Performance In Nacho Vigalondo’s COLOSSAL

http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2017/05/movie-review-title-anne-hathaway-gives.html





Personal Shopper Review: Winner of the Prix de la Mis en Scene at the Cannes Film Festival, Olivier Assayas Delivers a Haunting Horror/Thriller 











Anna Gunn says good-bye to Skylar and hubby Walter
and hello to Naomi in Equity
Top Ten Things You Won't See Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn Do in Her New Role as Naomi in Broad Street Pictures New Flick Equity
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2015/07/top-ten-things-you-wont-see-breaking.html





Review: Pixar's Inside Out - Portrayal of Females off the Mark, But Overall Message Perfect for Kids   
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2015/07/review-pixars-inside-out-portrayal-of.html






Review: Sharknado 3: It's Out of This World and My Predictions for Sharknado 4

If you didn't say "huh?", or what? or "you've got to be kidding me!" you were not watching Sharknado 3.

For full article: http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2015/07/review-sharknado-3-its-out-of-this.html



Review: The Re-Write Starring Hugh Grant - It's Right on for Hugh Grant Fans by Suzanne Ordas Curry

If you're a Hugh Grant fan, you'll like the Re-Write. You won't love, love it, the way you love Love Actually or Bridget Jones' Diary, but you'll actually like it.

Hugh Grant plays the same type of character we've often seen him as in the past, a womanizer, someone who doesn't play by the rules, and as in several of his past movies, like About a Boy and Music And Lyrics (same writer on this one), he plays a washed-up has-been. One that we root for to accomplish something more. Read more:
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2015/02/review-re-write-starring-hugh-grant-its.html


Break out the Holly, Just in the Nick of Time, It's Holiday Movie Season Again: What to Expect and Where to Find Them   

Ah, holiday movie seasonIt seems to start earlier and earlier each year. And, it's expanding like the universe. I used to be glued to Falalala Lifetime, now I find my home mainly on the Hallmark Channel, checking in on the weekends on Lifetime, clicking the Channel to Up every so often and tuning into the classics on ABC Family at night. Speaking of ABC family, it is just impossible to have watched the Home Alone or Santa Clause franchises too many times, and I will never get sick of Elf either.  To read the rest of this article click here:
http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2014/12/break-out-holly-just-in-nick-of-time.html


Hayes Walsh and Spencer Muhlstock Produce a Riveting Thriller, Smash's Christian Borle and Local Fave Rosie McCooe Star


It’s always exciting to see young people following their passion, and when they follow through, and do it right, it’s a sight to behold.

I happen to be speaking to an actor friend of mine, Rosie Gunther McCooe, and she mentioned how she was in a new film by two students at her local high school, called Shutterflies. As with many independent films these days, it was funded through Indiegogo.  The movie was premiering at a local theater in NJ, the gem of Ridgewood smack in the middle of Ridgewood’s downtown area. I went with my son, who is doing music for another student film in my town along with the two student film makers doing that film. Read: http://www.suzeebehindthescenes.com/2014/05/review-of-shutterflies-snapshot-of.html








NJ Director Caytha Jentis Takes a Poke at the Soccer Parent    Movie Available in Target, On Amazon, Netflix and Now on HBO







Adam Sandler: Totally LOL

I remember the first time I heard The Chanukah Song on Saturday Night Live. It was all the rage with my friends and I. Who sings that? He's so funny!! That was back in 1994. 

Two decades later he's turned that same zany, off-the-wall, out-of-the box and sometimes ridiculous sense of humor into a comedy empire. 


To read the rest of this article click here:
Did You Know That RHONJ's Jaqueline Laurita is in a Movie? 

Does anyone know that RHONJ Jaqueline Laurita is in a movie? She may be the first of any of the  "Real Housewives" franchise to appear on the big screen - only Andy Cohen would know for sure- but for certain she is the first Real Housewife of NJ to be in a full-length feature film. 
Truth be told it's just a cameo appearance, so you really have to keep an eye out for her when you're watching the movie... but she looks great and "healthy" in the movie - hint hint! Jacqueline is in the movie Bad Parents, which was released for a limited theater run earlier this year. It's now available on Amazon, at Target and on Redbox. It is coming to NETFLIX in December.

Bad Parents was made in Jacqueline's home state by a NJ director. The movie was filmed in and around northern NJ, so pretty true to life Jacqueline may well have frequented the places seen in the movie and the place she if featured being seen in. Here's the trailer:


The move is a satirical slice-of-life film about obsessed soccer parents. That's enough said there if you have children or have been at any organized sport activity where the parents have just a little too much to do with what is going on. Bad Parents is LOL. It stars Janeane Garofalo (Truth About Cats and Dogs, and Jerry's female equivalent in Seinfield), Michael Boatman, Kristen Johnston (Third Rock, Music and Lyrics), Cheri Oteri (SNL, Grownups2), and Christopher Titus (Titus). Also in the cast is Ben Bailey (Cash Cab),
Reiko Aylesworth (Hawaii 5-0, Lost), and Rebecca Budig (All My Children) and Bill Sage (American Psycho).

Director/Writer/Producer Caytha Jentis (The OneThen Came Love)  and Producer Dorothy Fucito said that they were happy to have Jaqueline in the movie and that she was a pleasure to work with.

You will have to watch the movie to find Jaqueline. I'm not giving an more hints. You can buy it now on Amazon  at http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Parents-Janeane-Garofalo/dp/B00CRWDKWY or rent it on Redbox. Or, you can see it when it when it premieres on Netflix in December. This movie is not rated but it is really for adults and not young children. You can also enter to win a FREE COPY ON SUZEEBEHINDTHESCENES  as I will be giving away a Bad Parents DVD and t-shirt package on this site. Just scroll to the bottom of the homepage, enter in your email address and write "Bad Parents Movie Contest" in the box. (Your name won't be shared or used for anything but this contest.)

Happy Hunting for Jacqueline!


Guiding Light's Rebecca Budig Stars in Bad Parents

We Love Soaps: Rebecca Budig Plays a 'Mean Mom' in 'Bad Parents' ...: Are you the soccer mom or dad that screams at all the games? The parent that watches every move your child makes as well as every move ever...