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8.5

Transcendent Western!

Hostiles: Hope for the Human Race!

Jan 10, 2018No Comments

“Hostiles” is a magnificent film.  Although I had never even heard of Scott Copper, the Writer/Director/Producer, I sure won’t miss his future films.  This movie

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Emotionally-Compelling and Intense!

Mudbound: Netflix Original Movie!

Dec 30, 2017No Comments

I haven’t read the novel “Mudbound” by Hillary Jordan from which this film is adapted, but I’m sure it’s a terrific one.  The movie, co-written

7.5

AAW Performances by Margo Robbie and Allison Janney!

I, Tonya: Skating On Thin Ice!

Dec 27, 2017No Comments

I really enjoyed this film, which is an interesting character study of Tonya Harding and the unbelievably-stressful and abusive childhood from whence she came.  It

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AAW Performance by Brooklynn Prince!

The Florida Project: The Life of the “...

Dec 03, 2017Comments off

Writer/Director Sean Baker has created a unique and fascinating film.  Although fictional, it almost feels like a documentary due to its attention to detail.  For

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Inspirational!

Wonder: Appearances Can Be Deceiving!

Nov 28, 2017Comments off

If you’re in the mood for a feel-good inspiration story with a terrific ensemble cast, “Wonder” is just the movie for you!  The film was

8.5

Knock-Out Writer/Directorial Debut by Gerwig!

Lady Bird: A Film That Takes Flight!

Nov 25, 2017Comments off

Finally, we’ve officially entered “Terrific Movie Season” (TMS)!  My favorite movie of 2017 (so far) is the recently-released “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” but almost

8.5

My Favorite Film of 2017 (So Far)!

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: ...

Nov 21, 2017Comments off

Writer/Director Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges”) has made another AAW film, which I like even better.  The film features a “tour-de-force” performance by Frances McDormand (as

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AAW Performances by Gyllenhaal and Maslany!

Stronger: The Long Journey From Disaster to...

Oct 08, 2017Comments off

The screenplay for this film, written by John Pollono, is adapted from the memoir “Stronger,” which was co-written by Jeff Bauman and Bret Witter.  It

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Fantastic Air Fights!

Dunkirk: An Amazing Rescue Story!

Jul 24, 2017Comments off

The Evacuation of Dunkirk is probably not well known to those unfamiliar with WWII history.  In a nut-shell, about 400,000 Allied soldiers ( mainly British,

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Tour de Force by Sally Hawkins!

Maudie: A Triumph of Will!

Jul 17, 2017Comments off

I have been a Sally Hawkins fan since she starred in “Happy Go Lucky” (2008).  In “Maudie,” Hawkins get an even better chance to demonstrate