The Artist’s Wife

September 23, 2020 by

What could have been just another one of those “wife” stories gets a bit more interesting than we might have expected.

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Kajillionaire

September 22, 2020 by

Miranda July’s newest is deft, but disappointing.

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Coastal Elites

September 9, 2020 by

I owe Paul Rudnick an apology. While I was complaining he wasn’t posting his gloriously acerbic tweets enough, he was shaping this series of monologues about life as it is now, reminding us with a poignant hilarity, we are not alone.

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Mulan

September 3, 2020 by

Now, this is my kind of Superhero movie. Disney’s live action remake is more than Marvel-ous, it’s a sweeping, inspirational and beautifully made film, one any family can and should enjoy.

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Critical Thinking

September 1, 2020 by

John Leguizamo’s salute to the high school chess team that could (and did) is the kind of compact, inspirational and entertaining film that used to find an audience. I hope it still can.

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An American Pickle

August 7, 2020 by

If you are surprised at how good Seth Rogen is in his duel role here, you simply haven’t been paying attention.

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The Secret: Dare to Dream

July 30, 2020 by

Perhaps there was a time when this very old fashioned romance could have been viewed as, I don’t know, sweet?

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Greyhound

July 8, 2020 by

Tom Hanks’ newest aches to be on the big screen. But, the world being what it is, this more condensed wanna-be World War II naval epic still stirs.

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

July 1, 2020 by

If you’re looking for a hero, look no further than John Lewis, the non-violent activist who walked the walk with Martin Luther King, Jr, led legislative action on civil and voting rights, and who, we discover, cuts a mean rug when the song “Happy” starts to play.

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Hamilton

June 30, 2020 by

Lin Manuel Miranda’s brilliant musical, with this intimate and often thrilling film presentation, bows again as the gift that keeps on giving.

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