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The Way Back

March 5, 2020

The Way Back

Warning: you may touch your face watching this one. Because Ben Affleck elevates a rather perfunctory story into a genuinely moving drama that might make you want to wipe away a tear or two.

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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

February 19, 2020

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Come for the music, stay for the story: Robbie Robertson’s reflections on one of rock and roll’s greatest groups is irresistible.

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Downhill

February 13, 2020

Downhill

Sadly, this unnecessary remake is a cautionary tale. Not only does it remind us to ski carefully and show up when your family needs you, it also proves those queasy fears when American filmmakers think they can do it better are not always unfounded.

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Olympic Dreams

February 5, 2020

 

Olympic Dreams

It would be easy to toss this one off as Lost in Translation lite, but that would be wrong. Because while the comparison is somewhat clear, this true, small sweetheart of a movie has its own integrity, charm and very cool backdrop.

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The Last Full Measure

January 22, 2020

The Last Full Measure

It’s taken over 50 years to get the story to the screen of how and why Air Force medic William H. Pitsenbarger earned his Medal of Honor. In light of this country’s continuing issues with the legacy of the Vietnam War and its veterans, the film packs an earnest and long time in coming punch.

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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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Bombshell

December 9, 2019

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However well intentioned, this wanna be explosive lands with a fizzle.

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Joanna Langfield’s 10 Best Movies of 2019.

December 5, 2019

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Richard Jewell

December 4, 2019

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There are a few things in this movie I’m not so sure about. But its lead performance sure isn’t one of them.

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Uncut Gems

December 4, 2019

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The Safdie brothers have served up an ear blasting, soul piercing, and pretty damn thrilling take on how the American Dream can go very, very wrong.

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