John Lewis: Good Trouble

July 1, 2020 by

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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

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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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The King of Staten Island

June 16, 2020 by

 

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I am a Pete Davidson fan. And in their heartfelt collaboration, Judd Apatow almost figures out how to make him a star.

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Da 5 Bloods

June 10, 2020 by

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Spike Lee’s Vietnam stunner would have been hard to shake at any time, but, at this very moment, it feels not just prescient, but essential.

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Shirley

June 3, 2020 by

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At its best, this very dramatic horror tale reminds us of the dynamic at play in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. But this insidious manipulation whirls around what may or may not be a somewhat true story, of when renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson wrote her masterwork, The Haunting of Hill House.

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The Trip to Greece

May 20, 2020 by

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Honestly, could this bittersweet sendoff have shown up at a better time? Even if you haven’t traveled with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in their (to me, anyway) beloved series before, who wouldn’t want to just gaze at the Aegean and virtually sip some ouzo right about now?

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How to Build a Girl

May 7, 2020 by

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It’s never an easy time to be a teenager, but perhaps this is an even greater moment for a hip coming of age movie to reach out to kids who just don’t fit in.

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Oh, David! A Schitt’s Creek appreciation.

April 6, 2020 by

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This little show that could (and did) did not start out to be the warm embrace everybody needed. Back some six years ago, Dan Levy just wanted to spin a comedy around the concept of a rich American family losing their money. Privilege meets pauper. Could be fun.

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So, Have You Streamed?

April 1, 2020 by

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Everybody’s looking for something to look at and, since most of what I’ve seen focuses on the new series and big name films, I thought I’d give you some suggestions a little deeper into the offerings on some of the major streaming outlets.

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The Way Back

March 5, 2020 by

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Warning: you may touch your face watching this one. Because Ben Affleck elevates a rather perfunctory story into a genuinely moving drama that might make you want to wipe away a tear or two.

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