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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

7.5

Terrific Performances by Teller and Koale

Thank You For Your Service: “Up Close...

Nov 16, 2017Comments off

As a psychiatrist, I have a strong interest in films involving mental illness.  If you want to learn about PTSD in war veterans, you will

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Starts Off Slowly, But Gets Better!

Goodbye Christopher Robin: May Put You Into...

Nov 07, 2017Comments off

My wife (Robin) was named after Christopher Robin, and my father’s pet name for my mother was “Pooh,” so Robin and I wanted to see

7.5

An Entertaining and Often-Funny Film!

American Made: Tom Cruise Nails It!

Oct 23, 2017Comments off

Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes may not love Tom Cruise anymore, but I still do.  Tom, the world’s most famous Scientologist, doesn’t believe in psychiatry,

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Excellent Ensemble Cast!

Marshall: A Compelling Legal Drama

Oct 22, 2017Comments off

Thurgood Marshall (July 2,1908 – January 24, 1993) was the first African American Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (October 1967 – October 1991).  Prior

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Thought-Provoking Film!

Blade Runner 2049: Visually-Spectacular Sci...

Oct 18, 2017Comments off

If I saw the original Blade Runner (1982), directed by Ridley Scott, then I don’t remember it.  Apparently, this film became a cult classic even

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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

7.5

Fine Performances By Stone and Carell!

Battle Of The Sexes: A Triumph For Equality...

Oct 03, 2017Comments off

Billie Jean King is one of my idols, and there are very few people living today that I respect and admire more.  Not only is