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The Prom

December 10, 2020

Look. We’re all a bunch of frayed nerves and so, if you find a little merriment in this Ryan Murphy (Trademark) overstuffing, go. Have a good time. Or at least as good a time as you can with this insistently cheerful musical adaptation.

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Let Them All Talk

December 3, 2020

How delicious is this?

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I’m Your Woman

December 2, 2020

As compelling as this crime drama is, there’s a much appreciated bonus. And that’s watching Rachel Brosnahan stretch just about as far from Miriam Maisel as she can.

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December 1, 2020

Chloe Zhao’s astonishing film about American nomads is remarkable for what it is as well as for where it takes us. A beautiful blend of documentary and fictional drama, Zhao brings us vividly into the world of men and women who live on and, in some cases, for, the road.

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The Last Vermeer

November 17, 2020

Guy Pierce. That’s it. That’s the story.

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The Nest

November 17, 2020

There’s quite a bit to admire in this film about the intimacies of excess. I just wish I had actually liked it more.

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Hillbilly Elegy

November 10, 2020

Yes, I was miserable watching this. But not for the reasons I should have been.

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Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

October 22, 2020

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat follow-up is as almost as astonishing as his first, with not just how’d-he-get-away-with-that fearlessness but now with the extra added bonus of political as well as societal urgency. Oh. And Rudy Guliani.

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On the Rocks

October 20, 2020

Sweet and frothy, this likeable re-meet of Bill Murray and Sophia Coppola goes down easy.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

October 14, 2020

Of course it’s delightful to get to watch a snappy courtroom drama, offering some terrific actors, all getting a chance to shine, but, as he often does, Aaron Sorkin has a lot more on his mind.

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