Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Deep Water

March 16, 2022

This erotic thriller is the kind of flick that will make you ache for the days when you could hang out in the theater lobby afterwards and talk it out. Because while this one may or may not run deep, it’s fun enough to want to hash out, even if the fun in watching just skims the surface.

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Life & Beth

March 15, 2022

Amy Schumer’s new dramady is a bit of a mess. It should be. It’s about life. And, you know, Beth.

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The Batman

February 28, 2022

Matt Reeves has delivered The Batman we have earned. Bleak, yet hopeful, true to its origins while being very much of our times. And wait till you see that car chase!

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February 16, 2022

Drawn from a popular action-adventure game series, it’s kind of surprising how old school this adaptation is. Settling into the well worn traditions of the Raiders, Mummy’s, and National Treasures, this one is only truly fun thanks to its very game cast.

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Marry Me

February 10, 2022

Improbable, goofy and plucked from the playbook, there’s still something irresistible about this high gloss rom-com. And, for all the cutesy stuff begging for your approval, what really makes this one work is its undeniable star, Jennifer Lopez.

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Pam and Tommy

January 30, 2022

Based on quite the reality, this highly consumable miniseries is packed with surprises, not the least of which is its evolution into a feminist manifesto.

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Rifkin’s Festival

January 24, 2022

Woody Allen’s “newest”, a ruefully somewhat comic look at love and life in mid-age, has been sitting on a shelf, waiting out the pandemic, I suppose. No matter what the reason, this one still feels dusty and sad.

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January 18, 2022

Munich: The Edge of War

This historically based drama fits nicely on a home screen, compelling enough to heat up a cold winter’s night.

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The Loneliest Whale

January 11, 2022

What could have been a somewhat interesting scientific journey, searching for a whale on its own in the vast seas, casts even wider ripples as it hits the screen today, during a time when so many of us feel cut off from our own, lonely and hungry for community.

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The 355

January 6, 2022

What was probably a well intentioned distaff take on the standard spy action picture feels more like an adequate throwback. Not smart enough to be a satire, not convinced enough to come at us like the real thing. It’s somewhere in the middle. And, right now, for some, that might not be so terrible.

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