Archive for the ‘Blogroll’ Category

Godzilla vs Kong

April 3, 2021

For a movie made by the special effects team, this one isn’t half bad.

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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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Just Mercy

January 7, 2020

Just Mercy 2

Sometimes, a film doesn’t have to be “elevated” in order to be effective. While this story of injustice isn’t artsy or showy, thanks to its heart breaking basis, along with some terrific performances, it had me in tears throughout.

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Call Me By Your Name

November 21, 2017

Call Me by Your Name - Still 1

Luca Guadagnino’s film of first love is beautiful, capped by a scene I may, happily, never forget.

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Justice League

November 15, 2017

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Had this super-cast superhero consolidation not come on the spectacular heels of “Wonder Woman”, I guess it would have been just another good enough chapter in the DC series. But it has. And, especially in comparison, this team effort feels less joyous, more uninspired.

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November 14, 2017

Mudbound 2

With this sweeping epic, Dee Rees has created a racially charged melodrama that’s hard to shake.

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October 26, 2017

Suburbicon 2

‘Dark’ does not even come close. This schizoid, angry comedy may be for acquired tastes, and I may not be able to watch it again for quite a while. But I’m glad I saw it and I’m glad adventurous moviegoers can, too.

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Thor: Ragnarok

October 26, 2017

Thor- Ragnarok

Somewhere near the end of this made-for-the-fans installment, Cate Blanchett states, “To be honest, I was expecting better”. I hear you, sister.

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The Foreigner

October 22, 2017


Jackie Chan may be the marquee name here, but it’s Pierce Brosnan who makes this action thriller as much fun as it is.

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

October 22, 2017


This wonderful film made me laugh until I cried.

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