Mulan

September 3, 2020 by

Now, this is my kind of Superhero movie. Disney’s live action remake is more than Marvel-ous, it’s a sweeping, inspirational and beautifully made film, one any family can and should enjoy.

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Critical Thinking

September 1, 2020 by

John Leguizamo’s salute to the high school chess team that could (and did) is the kind of compact, inspirational and entertaining film that used to find an audience. I hope it still can.

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An American Pickle

August 7, 2020 by

If you are surprised at how good Seth Rogen is in his duel role here, you simply haven’t been paying attention.

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The Secret: Dare to Dream

July 30, 2020 by

Perhaps there was a time when this very old fashioned romance could have been viewed as, I don’t know, sweet?

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Greyhound

July 8, 2020 by

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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John Lewis: Good Trouble

July 1, 2020 by

If you’re looking for a hero, look no further than John Lewis, the non-violent activist who walked the walk with Martin Luther King, Jr, led legislative action on civil and voting rights, and who, we discover, cuts a mean rug when the song “Happy” starts to play.

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Hamilton

June 30, 2020 by

Lin Manuel Miranda’s brilliant musical, with this intimate and often thrilling film presentation, bows again as the gift that keeps on giving.

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The King of Staten Island

June 16, 2020 by

I am a Pete Davidson fan. And in their heartfelt collaboration, Judd Apatow almost figures out how to make him a star.

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Da 5 Bloods

June 10, 2020 by

Spike Lee’s Vietnam stunner would have been hard to shake at any time, but, at this very moment, it feels not just prescient, but essential.

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Shirley

June 3, 2020 by

At its best, this very dramatic horror tale reminds us of the dynamic at play in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. But this insidious manipulation whirls around what may or may not be a somewhat true story, of when renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson wrote her masterwork, The Haunting of Hill House.

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