Marry Me

February 10, 2022 by

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 by

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 by

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 by

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 by

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 by

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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The Tender Bar

January 5, 2022 by

There are one and a half reasons to watch this coming of ager. For some, those may be enough.

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Joanna Langfield’s Top Ten Movies, 2021

December 30, 2021 by

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December 23, 2021 by

The Matrix Resurrections

Lana Wachowski goes for broke here. And, oh yeah, there are a lot of effects, too.

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December 21, 2021 by

The Tragedy of Macbeth

The promise of the combo: Coen, Washington, McDormand and, oh yeah, Shakespeare, may be scintillating, the result is every bit as stunning as we’d hoped.

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