The Nest

November 17, 2020 by

There’s quite a bit to admire in this film about the intimacies of excess. I just wish I had actually liked it more.

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Hillbilly Elegy

November 10, 2020 by

Yes, I was miserable watching this. But not for the reasons I should have been.

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Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

October 22, 2020 by

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat follow-up is as almost as astonishing as his first, with not just how’d-he-get-away-with-that fearlessness but now with the extra added bonus of political as well as societal urgency. Oh. And Rudy Guliani.

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On the Rocks

October 20, 2020 by

Sweet and frothy, this likeable re-meet of Bill Murray and Sophia Coppola goes down easy.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

October 14, 2020 by

Of course it’s delightful to get to watch a snappy courtroom drama, offering some terrific actors, all getting a chance to shine, but, as he often does, Aaron Sorkin has a lot more on his mind.

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David Byrne’s American Utopia

October 13, 2020 by

A gift that keeps on giving, this filmed version of the Broadway smash couldn’t hit home screens at a better time.

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The War With Grandpa

October 9, 2020 by

Among the so many other things I don’t understand lately is why they’re opening this one “in theaters only”.

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The Glorias

September 29, 2020 by

Why can’t we have a movie about our female icons that’s even half as exhilarating as they are?

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A Rainy Day In New York

September 29, 2020 by

In his new autobiography, Woody Allen insists, several times, he is an ordinary guy who makes ordinary movies. This, his latest, proves him right. At least for the movie part.

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The Artist’s Wife

September 23, 2020 by

What could have been just another one of those “wife” stories gets a bit more interesting than we might have expected.

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