Image

Reviews

Today’s consumers have more entertainment options than ever before thanks to technology and the explosion of new media outlets. That’s why Hollywood in Toto will help readers suss out the very best content across media. We all lead busy lives. Let’s consume only the highest quality movies, television shows and music with our limited leisure time.

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Shrewdly Stays the Course
1 month ago

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Shrewdly Stays the Course

More of the same can be the best compliment to pay a sequel.

“Jumanji: The Next Level delivers just that, along with a double blast from the past.

The addition …
Read More

Cage, Grammer Team for Underwhelming ‘Grand Isle’
1 month ago

Cage, Grammer Team for Underwhelming ‘Grand Isle’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

“Grand Isle” is the kind of film that, had it been made in the ’70s or ’80s, might have garnered a cult following.

Instead, it arrives on the doorstep of …
Read More

‘Little Joe’ Offers Slick Thrills, Snore-Worthy Twists
2 months ago

‘Little Joe’ Offers Slick Thrills, Snore-Worthy Twists

It’s rare to see a thriller that takes immense care beyond the pulp elements.

Director Jessica Hausner’s “Little Joe” is such a film. The scrupulously told tale gives us big, …
Read More

‘Richard Jewell’ Crucifies Fake News, Honors the Heartland
2 months ago

‘Richard Jewell’ Crucifies Fake News, Honors the Heartland

“You ready to start fighting back?”

Sam Rockwell asks the title character that question deep into “Richard Jewell.”

The Clint Eastwood film recalls how the FBI and media aligned to …
Read More

‘Luce’ Shows Ugly Side of the Intersectional Left
2 months ago

‘Luce’ Shows Ugly Side of the Intersectional Left

Modern day America gets a thorough workout in “Luce,” the year’s second showcase for a remarkable young actor.

Kelvin Harrison, Jr. of “Waves” fame is front and center, again, playing …
Read More

‘Marriage Story’ Is Bold, Brilliant But a Tad Too Familiar
2 months ago

‘Marriage Story’ Is Bold, Brilliant But a Tad Too Familiar

By  •  Reviews, Movies

When we meet Charlie and Nicole in “Marriage Story” they seem like a perfect couple.

Adam Driver’s Charlie is a celebrated theater director, and Scarlett Johansson’s Nicole is his favorite …
Read More

Ambitious ‘Vivarium’ Creates Both Mystery, Frustration
2 months ago

Ambitious ‘Vivarium’ Creates Both Mystery, Frustration

Science fiction and mystery have a lot in common, but a hybrid between the two needs to do three things to work properly.

First, it needs to put forth a …
Read More

Sultry, Soulful and Scary, 1979’s ‘Dracula’ Had It All
2 months ago

Sultry, Soulful and Scary, 1979’s ‘Dracula’ Had It All

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The Universal Studios logo has just barely faded when we hear wolves howling, telling us the makers of the 1979 “Dracula” knew what they were doing.

As directed by John …
Read More

‘Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ – Pure Spiritual Balm
2 months ago

‘Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ – Pure Spiritual Balm

Do we really need another Mr. Rogers movie?

The 2018 documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” reminded us what’s missing in our culture today, or at least the social media …
Read More

‘Frozen II’ Has Everything Save That Original Magic
2 months ago

‘Frozen II’ Has Everything Save That Original Magic

It’s hard to critique a sequel like “Frozen II” with much vigor.

It’s gorgeous from start to finish, with huge laughs from the usual suspect – Josh Gad’s Olaf the …
Read More