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Doggone Love! Audio Film Review of ‘Arthur the King’

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 3.0/5.0
Rating: 3.0/5.0

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “Arthur the King” the latest film from Mark Wahlberg, regarding an adventure race, a need for fulfillment in the pursuit of victory and an actual victory in a friendship with a dog. In theaters on March 15th.

Oscar Week! Audio Film Review of ‘Bobi Wine: The People’s President’

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 5.0/5.0
Rating: 5.0/5.0

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “Bobi Wine: The People’s President,” a nominee for Best Documentary at the 96th Academy Awards on March 10th, 2024. The story of a Ugandan pop singer-turned-activist is directed by Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp. Currently streaming on HULU and Disney+.

Let’s Get Together! Audio Film Review of ‘Bob Marley One Love’

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “Bob Marley One Love,” the music biopic of the famous Jamaican reggae legend during his most fertile international fame period in the 1970s up until his early demise from cancer in 1981. In theaters on February 14th.

Tangled Weave! Audio Film Review of Marvel’s ‘Madame Web’

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 2.5/5.0
Rating: 2.5/5.0

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “Madame Web,” a spin-off (grin) of Spider-Man, who first appeared in Marvel Comics back in 1980. This origin story also features a three-woman team (teenagers in the film) that also eventually spin their webs. In theaters on February 14th.

Mob Mentality! Audio Film Review of ‘The Bastard Sons’

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 3.5/5.0
Rating: 3.5/5.0

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “The Bastard Sons,” currently available for digital download (see providers), regarding an unusual mixed family of New Jersey mobsters. While in the midst of one more big score, the family has to deal with a leader obsessed with revenge … to the detriment of all.

New Dimension! Audio Film Review of Digital 3-D ‘Anselm’

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “Anselm,” a new documentary by director Wim Wenders highlighting the career of artist Anselm Kiefer … now showing in the latest Digital 3-D tech at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre beginning February 2nd. For additional screenings, see local listings.

In the Beginning! Audio Film Review of Ava DuVernay’s ‘Origin’

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 5.0/5.0
Rating: 5.0/5.0

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “Origin,” the latest film from director Ava DuVernay of “Selma” and featuring Augunue Ellis-Taylor of “King Richard” portraying author Isabel Wilkerson, as she seeks a thesis for a new book. In theaters January 19th.

Clique Bait! Audio Film Review of Musical Version of ‘Mean Girls’

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 3.0/5.0
Rating: 3.0/5.0

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “Mean Girls,” a movie adaptation of the Broadway musical, which in turn was born from the 2004 comedy … with Tina Fey adapting the screenplay and also featuring Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows and Jon Hamm. In theaters January 12th.

Eternal Beloved! Audio Film Review of ‘The Color Purple’

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 5.0/5.0
Rating: 5.0/5.0

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “The Color Purple,” the film musical adaptation of the beloved novel by Alice Walker, produced by Steven Spielberg … the director of the 1985 film version … and Oprah Winfrey. In theaters since December 25th.

Crew Olympiad! Audio Film Review of ‘The Boys in the Boat’

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 3.5/5.0
Rating: 3.5/5.0

CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for “The Boys in the Boat,” the latest historical drama directed by George Clooney, about the rowing crew team that competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In theaters since December 25th.

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