November 13, 2018 by


A nifty, nimble marriage of prestige and pulp, this one packs a whole lot into a highly entertaining package.

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

November 8, 2018 by

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This Western, told in six very different chapters, feels like a mirror reflecting the Coen Brothers’ filmography. Uncompromising, wildly funny, morally definitive and often deeply moving, not all of it works. But when it does, watch out. At its best, this one will take your breath away.

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Bohemian Rhapsody.

October 23, 2018 by

Bohemian Rhapsody

If, indeed, the intent of this bio-pic is to chronicle the events that led to Queen and Freddie Mercury’s legendary performance at Live Aid, well, I guess the goal has been met. The movie, as it is, is fine. But it could have been so much more.

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First Man

October 10, 2018 by

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It’s a puzzle how a film with so many admirable parts can, for me, not come together.

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A Star is Born.

October 3, 2018 by


A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper has a lot to say in this effective, beautifully made movie.

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Life Itself.

September 17, 2018 by

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Wait: What????

I have seen Dan Fogelman’s talky, mawkish melodrama and I have questions.

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All About Nina

September 12, 2018 by


In what is billed as a romantic comedy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead breaks your heart.

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September 12, 2018 by


Unlike its heroine, this costume drama is perfectly content to have you snuggle up and be entertained.

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Joanna Langfield’s Early Fall Movie Preview.

September 6, 2018 by

Support the Girls.

August 22, 2018 by

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I just love this movie.

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