Author Archive

An American Pickle

August 7, 2020

American Pickle 2

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

 

The Secret 2

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

Greyhound 2

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

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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

Hamilton 2

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

 

The King of SI 3

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

da 5 bloods

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

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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

Trip to Greece

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

How to Build2

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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