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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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Fine Acting By Streep and Hanks

The Post: A Battle for Freedom of the Press...

Jan 05, 2018No Comments

This film is a historical piece about government interference with freedom of the press in 1971.  The movie has relevance now, due to the way

7.5

Amazing True Story!

Molly’s Game: Take a “Chance...

Jan 04, 20181 Comment

This movie is based on Molly Bloom’s memoir, “Molly’s Game.”  Molly has a fascinating story which is well told by Writer/Director Aaron Sorkin.  Jessica Chastain

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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

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World War II Fans Will Like It!

Darkest Hour: The Right Man with the Right ...

Dec 28, 20171 Comment

This film covers the brief time interval between May 8th and June 4th, 1940, which may have been one of the most critical points in

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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A Creative Riff on "Beauty and the Beast"

The Shape of Water: Goes Below the Surface!

Dec 22, 2017Comments off

This film is an unusual and creative love story, of the “Beauty and the Beast” genre.  The Writer/Director, Guillermo Del Toro, has a terrific visual

6.5

The Most Over-Rated Film of the Year!

Call Me By Your Name: Falls On Deaf Ears!

Dec 12, 2017Comments off

This film is on everyone’s top ten list and has a 98% Rotten Tomatoes critics rating, but Robin and I didn’t “get it.”  As far

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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

7.5

Fine Performances by the Four Leads!

Last Flag Flying: Interesting Road-Trip Mal...

Nov 30, 2017Comments off

Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) is just about “down-for-the count.”  His wife has recently died from cancer, and he was just notified that his son,