Author Archive

West Side Story

December 4, 2021

From the way he teases us with the first whistles of the overture, we know Steven Spielberg is in full control, telling us a story many of us know, his way. And, for the most part, his way is pretty damn swell.

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November 26, 2021

The House of Gucci

“Why? Why? Why?” cries a character (and I do mean character) in Ridley Scott’s take on the infamous Gucci family story. Anybody looking for something fun, or drama, or even just infectiously juicy may ask the same thing.

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Licorice Pizza

November 25, 2021

A wonderful Cooper Hoffman brings his own charm and great timing to Gary, still evoking memories of his late, great father, who, of course, worked with Anderson.

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The Humans

November 23, 2021

Hitting the screen just as we are happy (or not) about seeing family for Thanksgiving, this complicated drama is timely and boosted by its all-star cast.

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Tick, Tick…Boom!

November 17, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical is a love letter to the theater kid in all of us.

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The Power of the Dog

November 15, 2021

Jane Campion’s purposeful psychodrama is of a time, but its power, for those paying attention, is timeless.

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King Richard

November 13, 2021

Yes, it’s a crowd pleaser and you can count me in as very much part of the crowd.

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Belfast

November 8, 2021

Like the city it loves, Kenneth Branagh’s semi autobiographical film has its troubles.

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Spencer

October 31, 2021

This nightmarish look at a Christmas with the Royals is a heartbreaker, thanks to some very savvy storytelling, as well as Kristin Stewart’s stunner of a performance.

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Squid Games

October 18, 2021

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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