Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Judas and the Black Messiah

February 9, 2021

I rarely dream about movies right after screening them, but this fact based drama slammed into my sleep. That’s how impactful it is.

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French Exit

February 9, 2021

Imperfectly perfect, this gem-like film can drive you crazy and make you love it all at the same time. Kind of like it’s anti-heroic heroine.

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Malcolm and Marie

February 2, 2021

Zendaya is what elevates this talky, ambitious piece into something worth seeing. Because Zendaya is transcendent, handling a difficult role with ease and the camera with absolute star power.

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Mike Nichols: A Life

January 26, 2021

Awesome in scope and detail, Mark Harris’s remarkable biography is not just essential, but completely delicious reading for people who, like me, love theater, film and the people who make them.

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The Little Things

January 26, 2021

It should have been so much more fun to watch three terrific actors, Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, combine forces. But too many holes and too little intensity makes the promised bonuses here just not add up.

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One Night in Miami

January 14, 2021

Inspired and inspiring, this is a beautifully made, entertaining drama.

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Pretend It’s A City

January 6, 2021

It’s not the vaccine, but watching Fran Lebowitz and Martin Scorsese talk about the world is (almost) everything I need right now.

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The Midnight Sky

December 22, 2020

George Clooney’s ambitious misfire is well intended, but curiously cold and uninvolving. There’s an inherent problem here, one which could have offered up an artistic challenge, but somehow, Clooney just doesn’t meet it.

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News of the World

December 21, 2020

Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass reteam to tell us news of a tumultuous American post Civil War world that echoes in today’s. While their efforts are visibly impressive, this historical warning may fall on deaf ears.

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

December 17, 2020

This adaptation of the August Wilson drama is revelatory, beautifully staged as well as acted and almost perfect. Yes, I said almost.

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