M.V. Moorhead


Actor Sean Penn’s painfully believable portrayal adds some redeeming value to R-rated ‘Flag Day’

Film Fare . . . with M.V. Moorhead Based on Jennifer Vogel’s 2004 memoir Flim-Flam Man, "Flag Day" is roughly the zillionth telling of one of the perennial American dramas: The relationship with...

Director Shyamalan unable let his latest venture ‘Old’ age very gracefully

In writer-director M. Night Shyamalan's "Old," his latest release, the characters at a secret beach resort age rapidly. 

Grimness of ‘Black Widow’ offset by acting . . . and even a bit of jocularity

Directed by Cate Shortland from a script by Eric Pearson, "Black Widow" is everything that Marvel movies usually are: well-made, absorbing, overlong, uneven.

Songwriter’s ‘amazing’ tale spurs Tempe rock group’s patriotic ballad

The Preserve has released “Granddad’s Shoes” in time for the Fourth of July.

Lavish ‘Cruella’ deserves popularity despite drawn out, weighty narrative

Cruella is a fairly enjoyable spectacle, overall, but, like Maleficent, it shrinks its title character a bit.

In ‘Mortal Kombat,’ R-rating means kids stay away — and maybe you, too

There are plenty of gory scenes that might scare kids in the new "Mortal Kombat."

Pfeiffer’s enchantingly brittle portrayal carries wistful comedy ‘French Exit’

Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges star in “French Exit,” a comedy that at times is laugh-out-loud funny, but with an aching sadness to it, as well.

Considering a return to theaters? 3 offbeat, acclaimed films worth the trip

For seekers of worthy film offerings, three offbeat but critically acclaimed stories of American struggles are worth checking out: Nomadland, Minari and The Mauritanian.

M.V. Moorhead