Author Archive

A Rainy Day In New York

September 29, 2020

In his new autobiography, Woody Allen insists, several times, he is an ordinary guy who makes ordinary movies. This, his latest, proves him right. At least for the movie part.

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The Artist’s Wife

September 23, 2020

What could have been just another one of those “wife” stories gets a bit more interesting than we might have expected.

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Kajillionaire

September 22, 2020

Miranda July’s newest is deft, but disappointing.

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Coastal Elites

September 9, 2020

I owe Paul Rudnick an apology. While I was complaining he wasn’t posting his gloriously acerbic tweets enough, he was shaping this series of monologues about life as it is now, reminding us with a poignant hilarity, we are not alone.

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Mulan

September 3, 2020

Now, this is my kind of Superhero movie. Disney’s live action remake is more than Marvel-ous, it’s a sweeping, inspirational and beautifully made film, one any family can and should enjoy.

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Critical Thinking

September 1, 2020

John Leguizamo’s salute to the high school chess team that could (and did) is the kind of compact, inspirational and entertaining film that used to find an audience. I hope it still can.

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