Squid Games

October 18, 2021 by

This very bingeable Korean horror drama may not be a feel good watch, but it sure does feel good to see how internationally popular it has become.

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Dune

October 12, 2021 by

One of the reasons I appreciate Denis Villeneuve’s take on this science fiction classic might be one of the reasons that would drive science fiction fans crazy. Because as lush as this film looks, its script is also measured, dialogue controlled. You won’t find those lengthy and impeccably detailed narratives that some relish, but make my brain fog. Because this Dune has a lot to say, and makes sure it is accessible to all who are open to it.

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The French Dispatch

October 12, 2021 by

Wes Anderson’s love song to journalism may not be 100%, but it sure made me giggle with delight.

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Succession, Season 3

October 12, 2021 by

The stakes couldn’t be higher for the embattled Roy family. And, for those of us watching safely from afar, the fun couldn’t be sweeter.

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No Time to Die

September 29, 2021 by

This may not be the Bond we want, but could it be the Bond we need?

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I’m Your Man

September 23, 2021 by

Well here’s something a little different: a romantic comedy with a touch of very modern technology and philosophy. And it works.

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Cry Macho

September 18, 2021 by

We have to assume there are reasons why a 91 year old filmmaker would take on a new project. And, after a rather bumpy start, Clint Eastwood slyly lets us know, yes, there are. And those reasons are conveyed with such low key adeptness, they, and the sweet story around them, almost feel like buried treasure.

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Come From Away

September 8, 2021 by

As nicely staged and well intentioned as it is, I just can’t feel good about this feel good 9/11 musical.

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The Night House

August 18, 2021 by

Smart enough to feel almost plausible, fun enough to have me screaming “Get out of that house!”, this one is my kind of thriller, until it isn’t.

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Annette

August 8, 2021 by

World not crazy enough for you? Well, strap in, baby, because here comes Annette.

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