Author Archive

The War With Grandpa

October 9, 2020

Among the so many other things I don’t understand lately is why they’re opening this one “in theaters only”.

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The Glorias

September 29, 2020

Why can’t we have a movie about our female icons that’s even half as exhilarating as they are?

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An American Pickle

August 7, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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