Movie Reviews

Get the latest movie reviews from our in-house critics, Shirrel Rhoades and Ian Brockway. You’ll also find reviews from film festivals and advance screening movies. Do you have what it takes to be a Guest movie reviewer? Send us your review to info@TropicCinema.com for approval and maybe you’ll earn a spot!

Front Row at the Movies: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Simply sit back and take in the mesmerizing tale that swirls around the character played by Quvenzhané Wallis, a young black girl who has “a smile to charm fish out of the water and a scowl so fierce it can stop monsters in their tracks.”

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“La La Land” and 4 Other Films Sound Their Siren Song at Tropic

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Tropic Sprockets: Eagle Huntress

If you have an inkling to see a young warrior film with a locale as exotic as "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the documentary by Otto Bell "The Eagle Huntress" is your film.

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Tropic Sprockets: Hidden Figures

From the first frame to the last, this is a fun, informative and lively film that makes us realize that there is much more to history than white men in skinny black ties.

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Tropic Sprockets: Elle

The audacious and often outrageous Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, RoboCop) directs a new film "Elle" that is unlike any other he has done, in both spirit and tone ... the narrative builds slower, punctuated with sudden jarring shocks which are the hallmark of this auteur.

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Tropic Sprockets: Lion

Garth Davis offers a striking directorial debut in "Lion" about a young boy driven to reckon with his childhood in India ... the film emerges as a compelling study of the bond between two brothers and the pull of home.

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Front Row at the Movies: Hidden Figures

From the hidden pages of history second-time director Theodore Melfi has bookmarked a true story about three African-American women who helped save the space program back in the ‘60s.

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Front Row at the Movies: Elle

We cannot take our eyes off Isabelle Huppert. It’s a brilliant performance, a mesmerizing story, and exceptional direction.

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Art, Magic, Popcorn: La La Land

The greatest triumph about La La Land though is its utter lack of ego.

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Tropic Sprockets: La La Land

Damien Chazelle's "La La Land," winner of seven Golden Globes, is a colorful and fast paced tribute to Hollywood and what it means to be an artist in a city obsessed with movies.

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