Archive for the ‘Blogroll’ Category

Greyhound

July 8, 2020

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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

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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

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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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Mudbound

November 14, 2017

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

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Suburbicon

October 26, 2017

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‘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

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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

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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

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This wonderful film made me laugh until I cried.

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Marshall

October 21, 2017

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Reginald Hudlin’s look back at an early case in the career of eventual Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall is as downright entertaining as it is sadly historic.

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