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September 26, 2022

Billy Eichner’s gay romantic comedy is a lot of things. It’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s bold and it is purposely very much of the moment. And while some may celebrate its very existence, what I appreciated the most were some of the quieter, more unexpected notes, observations that don’t take a pass on the truth of LGBTQ+ life as it is, right now.

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Don’t Worry Darling

September 22, 2022

There’s something interesting buried deep in this utopian mystery. But watching the Hitchcockian thriller without Hitchcock pulling the strings made me feel as if I didn’t give a spit.

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Confess, Fletch

September 14, 2022

Movie capers are fun. Fletch, the mystery novel and film adaptation series, is fun. Happily, the newest spin on all of this, well that’s fun, too.

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Three Minutes: A Lengthening

August 24, 2022

This quiet yet profound documentary stands not only as a heartbreaking reflection on the Holocaust, but also a testament to the power of film, even those little home movies so many of us have tucked away in a close

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Mack and Rita

August 10, 2022

God bless Diane Keaton, whose very exuberant appearance in this ohso slight rom-com disproves just about all of the Life Lessons the movie is trying to impart.

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July 20, 2022

Jordan Peele’s newest is a movie that loves movies. I loved it for that, and a whole lot more.

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July 12, 2022

Where the Crawdads Sing

You have to feel for the team tasked with bringing this immensely popular novel to the screen. Because I can’t help but assume this movie will leave fans disappointed. And I’m not quite sure why anyone else would be excited about seeing it at all.

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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.

July 11, 2022

Thanks to some slyly plush storytelling and even better performances from Lesley Manville and Isabelle Huppert, what could have sufficed as a sweet charmer delivers a whole lot more.

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Black Bird

July 7, 2022

The real marvel this weekend is watching Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser lead a terrific chiller you won’t want to end.

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Only Murders in the Building, Season 2

June 22, 2022

A funny thing happens mid-season here, in that what begins as truly laugh out loud hilarious turns into a far more serious, introspective dramatic whodunit. Thanks to its nimble cast, what initially feels like a bit of a surprise, wraps us up in its real, complicated life.

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