Author Archive


June 13, 2018

Superfly 2

This is not your grandfather’s Superfly. For better and for worse.

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February 7, 2018


Rebecca Hall’s warmly realistic comic drama delivers a “Hey, how about me, too?”

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Joanna Langfield’s Movie Minute Podcast of 12 Strong and Oscar Faves.

January 20, 2018

12 Strong

January 18, 2018

12 Strong

There are more than a dozen big names attached to this purposeful and often powerful war story, but perhaps the one with the biggest impact is behind the scenes, Jerry Bruckheimer. Because for all of its big star, big budget verve, this adaptation of the first Marines’ revenge for the 9/11 attacks is also a procedural drama, melding a few of the producer’s other hits, not just Black Hawk Down, but CSI, this time: Afghanistan.

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Joanna Langfield’s Movie Minute Podcast of Molly’s Game.

January 4, 2018

Molly’s Game

January 3, 2018

Molly's Game 2

This dramatic biography has the familiar Aaron Sorkin snap and crackle, but why doesn’t it have any pop?

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Joanna Langfield’s Top Ten Movies of 2017.

December 25, 2017

All the Money in the World.

December 23, 2017

All the Money

Based on a true story that feels eerily fresh, this highly strung procedural may not hit the jackpot, but it does pay off.

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Joanna Langfield’s Movie Minute Podcast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

December 14, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

December 12, 2017

Star Wars 2

You may or may not be surprised to learn I do not automatically swoon every time I hear the words ‘Star Wars’. But, I’ll be damned if I didn’t feel a distinctive shiver down my spine watching The Last Jedi.

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