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Thunder Force

April 9, 2021

Well, it’s forced alright. What this one doesn’t do is bring the thunder.

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Godzilla vs Kong

April 3, 2021

For a movie made by the special effects team, this one isn’t half bad.

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The Courier

March 16, 2021

Several films acknowledging the efforts of ordinary citizens surreptitiously aiding in a war effort have gone under the radar lately. I hope that does not happen to this one.

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Coming 2 America

March 4, 2021

Brimming with good laughs and an even better heart, this sweet reunion couldn’t have come along at a better time.

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Raya and the Last Dragon

March 4, 2021

This beautiful blend of traditional Disney adventure and almost shockingly timely themes makes this animated adventure terrific and vital entertainment.

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Judas and the Black Messiah

February 9, 2021

I rarely dream about movies right after screening them, but this fact based drama slammed into my sleep. That’s how impactful it is.

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French Exit

February 9, 2021

Imperfectly perfect, this gem-like film can drive you crazy and make you love it all at the same time. Kind of like it’s anti-heroic heroine.

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Malcolm and Marie

February 2, 2021

Zendaya is what elevates this talky, ambitious piece into something worth seeing. Because Zendaya is transcendent, handling a difficult role with ease and the camera with absolute star power.

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Mike Nichols: A Life

January 26, 2021

Awesome in scope and detail, Mark Harris’s remarkable biography is not just essential, but completely delicious reading for people who, like me, love theater, film and the people who make them.

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The Little Things

January 26, 2021

It should have been so much more fun to watch three terrific actors, Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, combine forces. But too many holes and too little intensity makes the promised bonuses here just not add up.

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