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Film Review: “7 Days to Vegas” Is a High-Stakes Real-Life Gamble

7 Days to Vegas (Eric Balfour, 2019) If you do a quick Google search on the question “can you walk to Las Vegas?” you’ll be met with results spanning from walking from the airport to the Strip, among other reasonable … Continue reading

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Film Review: MARRIAGE STORY

It builds to a sensational, illuminating scene between Johansson and Driver, then slips when Driver, who does have a strong singing voice, uses the film to audition for a Broadway musical. It’s tough to make a film about marriage. You … Continue reading

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Film Review: TERMINATOR: DARK FATE

All hail the triumphant return of Sarah Connor. They got it right. Let’s ignore the ridiculous previous – financial, rather than heroic, attempts to keep the franchise going – and just say here is the sequel to that money-making name … Continue reading

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Film Review: JOKER

Brilliant and astonishing. See Joker and there is no need to see any other movie in 2019. Joker is a brave and daring film. Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck/Joker creates a fully realized unique character. The screenplay by director Todd … Continue reading

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Film Review: JUDY

Boo-Hoo. A little girl was deprived of a childhood to become a world famous actress and singer. Not everyone has an idyllic childhood. Most of us would trade our lousy childhoods with the one manufactured for Judy Garland. Sure, it’s … Continue reading

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The 5th Annual Double Exposure-Investigative Film Festival Set To Return To Washington D.C On October 10

Mark your calendars: the fifth annual edition of the ground-breaking Double Exposure-Investigative Film Festival is returning once again to Washington DC on Thursday October 10 and will run through Sunday October 13. A project of the investigative news organization 100Reporters, … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Blinded by the Light” Is a Syrupy Sweet Tribute to the Boss

Blinded by the Light (Gurinder Chadha) 2 out of 4 stars. Most can look back at their lives and pinpoint a time in which they had a sort of spiritual awakening through the discovery of some band or song. I … Continue reading

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Jay Berg’s AFI DOCS 2019 Top Five

The AFI DOCS documentary film festival (formerly AFI SILVERDOCS) rolls along with this, its 17th yearly edition.  However, there are definite signs that a significant downsizing, or even demise, could be the ultimate fate of this very important festival.  The most … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME…in HOLLYWOOD

Really? Not one moment of insight into what happened on Cielo Drive? Tarantino drank the Hollywood Kool-Aid. DiCaprio and Pitt get to hang out and do a lot of driving around. Does writer-director Quentin Tarantino know that the Tate-La Bianca … Continue reading

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Film Review: MAIDEN

Emotionally exhilarating. MAIDEN is a documentary about Tracy Edwards, the first woman to skipper a yacht with an all -female  crew in the Whitbread Around the World Ocean Race during the 1989 sailing season. MAIDEN is so fascinating that I … Continue reading

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