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Joanna Langfield’s Movie Minute Podcast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

December 14, 2017
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 12, 2017

Star Wars 2

You may or may not be surprised to learn I do not automatically swoon every time I hear the words ‘Star Wars’. But, I’ll be damned if I didn’t feel a distinctive shiver down my spine watching The Last Jedi.

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Joanna Langfield’s Top Ten Movies of 2017 (plus one very special mention!)

December 9, 2017

The Post

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Florida Project

The Shape of Water

Call Me By Your Name

Dunkirk

The Big Sick

Faces Places

Wonder Woman

Joanna Langfield’s Movie Minute Podcast of I, Tonya

December 8, 2017

The Post

December 6, 2017

The Post 2

A veritable army of films that have something to say has provided much to comfort and challenge us these past months. Stretching the genres of horror, romance and war among others, there’s been an artistic option for almost every socially concerned eye. And while maybe there are more adventurous and creative choices among those, and I do admit he’s speaking to issues that I, personally, relate to, I also believe Spielberg’s The Post is the movie of the year.

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Joanna Langfield’s Movie Minute of Wonder Wheel, Shape of Water and More.

December 5, 2017

Joanna Langfield’s Movie Minute Podcast of The Shape of Water, The Disaster Artist and Wonder Wheel.

November 30, 2017

 

The Disaster Artist

November 28, 2017

The Disaster Artist 2

You could just look at this as one of the most seriously funny movies about movie making, but why stop there? Thanks to James Franco’s canny eye, this love song to a film so bad it’s good also delivers one of the best emotional surprises of the year.

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Wonder Wheel

November 28, 2017

Wonder Wheel

Woody Allen gives us fair warning: this period piece is a melodrama, a particular genre, he announces early on, that’s a force we must let flow as it demands. Apologetic as he is, Allen plunges into an area he doesn’t often go, a full on sweating tragedy. While the results are mixed, fans of the filmmaker will find this latest work worth a spin.

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The Shape of Water

November 28, 2017

The Shape of Water 2

Beautiful. Yes, there’s more to Guillermo Del Toro’s otherworldly fantasy, but, for now, let’s just give a sigh of relief and enjoy the fact that this is, indeed, a work of beauty.

Are there real surprises here? No. This story, as we are told from the very beginning, is a fairy tale, and one that works out to not such a bad conclusion. But, as all good fairy tales do, it does take a while to get us to the happy place.

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