Felix Albuerne

121 Articles written
One-time Blockbuster Video manager, textbook editor, trivia host, and community college English/Humanities teacher. Now a digital media producer, part-time film critic, amateur foodie, semi-retired beer snob, unabashed geek, and still very much a work in progress.
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REVIEW: ‘Gold’ an entertaining, but familiar cautionary tale

There's never a point in Gold, the latest from Matthew McConaughey and director Stephen Gaghan (Traffic), where you don't know how things are going...

REVIEW: ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ dials up sly, campy fun

On the surface, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders offers up camp and cheese for miles, just as one might expect it to. It's...

REVIEW: ‘The Founder’ serves up celebration of persistence

The Founder, believe it or not, won't have you craving a Big Mac, fries, and a shake once the credits roll. In fact, you...

REVIEW: ‘Silence’ belongs among Scorsese’s masterworks

Silence, like so many modern film masterworks, is not an easy film to watch or digest. It puts human suffering and privation front and center....

REVIEW: ‘Hidden Figures’ soars to inspiring heights

Hidden Figures is the first 'must-see' film of 2017, but not for the usual reasons. Does it feature powerhouse performances from its lead and supporting...

REVIEW: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ misses mark for all but game’s fans

As far as films developed from video game properties go, Assassin's Creed is a solid entry. It's faithful to the source material while re-imagining its...

REVIEW: ‘Passengers’ captivates at first, falters in final act

Passengers may end up being one of those films sci-fi fans and collectors buy just to have. They'll buy it because the love the film's leads from...

REVIEW: ‘Why Him?’ delivers some laughs, lots of Cranston cringing

Why Him? delivers a few big laughs and lots of little chuckles thanks to its leads doing what they've built their careers on. For James...

REVIEW: ‘Rogue One’ IS the Star Wars film you’ve been waiting for

No Jedi mind trick here. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story simply IS the Star Wars film you've been waiting for. Yes, the film takes...

REVIEW: ‘Office Christmas Party’ is the work thing you should attend

Office Christmas Party is a balls-to-the-copier-machine (at times literally) Christmas bundle of inappropriate mayhem. Yes, it follows a formula that's become pretty standard for ensemble...

REVIEW: ‘Manchester by the Sea’ a haunting, emotionally raw experience

Manchester by the Sea is a hard movie in every sense of the description. It focuses on emotionally hardened characters whose lives have been defined...

REVIEW: “Moana” is Disney musical movie magnificence

Moana represents yet another cinematic and musical triumph for Disney animation. A visual wonder full of humor, heart and imagination, it breathes new life...