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First Man

October 10, 2018

First Man 2

It’s a puzzle how a film with so many admirable parts can, for me, not come together.

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A Star is Born.

October 3, 2018


A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper has a lot to say in this effective, beautifully made movie.

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Life Itself.

September 17, 2018

Life Itself 2

Wait: What????

I have seen Dan Fogelman’s talky, mawkish melodrama and I have questions.

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All About Nina

September 12, 2018


In what is billed as a romantic comedy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead breaks your heart.

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September 12, 2018


Unlike its heroine, this costume drama is perfectly content to have you snuggle up and be entertained.

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Joanna Langfield’s Early Fall Movie Preview.

September 6, 2018

Support the Girls.

August 22, 2018

Support the girls 2

I just love this movie.

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Night Comes On.

August 17, 2018

Night Comes On 2

Small but impactful, this heartbreaker still fills us with a surprising hope.

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The Wife.

August 14, 2018

The Wife 2

Glenn Close soars in a drama that never matches or comes close to her heights.

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Crazy Rich Asians.

August 14, 2018

Crazy Asians 2

This sweetie may not be particularly crazy, but it sure is rich.

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