Joanna Langfield’s Movie Minute Podcast of Call Me By Your Name and CoCo.

November 22, 2017

Call Me By Your Name

November 21, 2017

Call Me by Your Name - Still 1

Luca Guadagnino’s film of first love is beautiful, capped by a scene I may, happily, never forget.

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Joanna Langfield’s Movie Minute Podcast of Justice League.

November 16, 2017

 

Justice League

November 15, 2017

Justice League2

Had this super-cast superhero consolidation not come on the spectacular heels of “Wonder Woman”, I guess it would have been just another good enough chapter in the DC series. But it has. And, especially in comparison, this team effort feels less joyous, more uninspired.

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Mudbound

November 14, 2017

Mudbound 2

With this sweeping epic, Dee Rees has created a racially charged melodrama that’s hard to shake.

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I Love You Daddy

November 9, 2017

I Love You Daddy

Maybe I could have appreciated Louis C.K.’s muddled mess at another time. But. A comedy about a Woody Allen-ish director, a brilliant auteur with a reputation for taking advantage of innocent young things? A movie in which Louis repeats words he has used to the real-life press, vaguely defending his own questionable reputation, reminding us not to give light to dark rumors, to things that happen behind closed doors?

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

November 7, 2017

Three Billboards

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Martin McDonagh’s tragi-comedy turns out to be the most humane of movies: a non-sentimental but intimate look at people under the greatest of stresses but also a remarkable testament to the healing, or at least coping, powers of empathy.

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Lady Bird

November 1, 2017

Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig’s sweetheart of a coming of age movie is warm, witty and pretty darn wonderful.

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Suburbicon

October 26, 2017

Suburbicon 2

‘Dark’ does not even come close. This schizoid, angry comedy may be for acquired tastes, and I may not be able to watch it again for quite a while. But I’m glad I saw it and I’m glad adventurous moviegoers can, too.

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Thor: Ragnarok

October 26, 2017

Thor- Ragnarok

Somewhere near the end of this made-for-the-fans installment, Cate Blanchett states, “To be honest, I was expecting better”. I hear you, sister.

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