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Film Review: US

Jordan Peele does the miraculous: his follow up to GET OUT does not cheat his fans. And if you can dope out the twist, it’s terrific. The two people I saw US with couldn’t understand the twisty ending. I tried … Continue reading

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Film Review: CLIMAX

Gaspar Noé is intoxicating and CLIMAX is brilliant. A dazzling evocative, creative sensation. It will influence filmmakers and heralds a new, totally visceral experience. CLIMAX cannot be missed, but be warned, it’s not a Hollywood movie.  I brought a copy … Continue reading

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Film Review: GLORIA BELL

An anthem for gorgeous, independent women memorialized by the magnificent Julianne Moore.  When we first meet Sebastián Lelio’s fabulous Gloria Bell (Julianne Moore), she is at a small nightclub bar. The club is a well-guarded secret in L.A. – it’s a … Continue reading

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Film Review: CAPTAIN MARVEL

“Captain Marvel” – ** OUT OF 4 Writer-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (“ Half Nelson”) bring back the mid-1990’s with comments ranging  about everything from  computers  to music in this  21st latest iteration  about the 18 billion dollar Marvel Cinematic Universe.   The … Continue reading

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Sundance 2019 – Film Review: SEA OF SHADOWS

Sea of Shadows (Richard Ladkani, 2019)  – 4 out of 4 stars.  Wow. I’ve never started a film review off with a “wow,” but Sea of Shadows definitely deserves one, because it was by far the best documentary that I saw at this … Continue reading

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Sundance 2019 – Film Review: Midnight Family Finds Humanity Amongst Chaos

Midnight Family (Luke Lorentzen) 3½ out of 4 stars A teenage boy makes late night phone calls to his girlfriend after a long night at work. He tells her about his job. It seems very ordinary until he starts describing … Continue reading

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Film Review: Happy Death Day 2U and the Originality of Unoriginality

Happy Death Day 2U (Christopher Landon) 3½ out of 4 stars The first Happy Death Day was often described as “Groundhog’s Day meets Scream.” This one tones down the Scream, turns up the Groundhog’s Day, and adds a new layer … Continue reading

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Sundance 2019 – Film Review: The Fresh and Poignant Perspective of MS. PURPLE    

Ms. Purple (Justin Chon) 3 out of 4 stars Kasie is split between two worlds: caretaker of her father by day and karaoke bar doumi by night. Her life revolves around helping the men around her, whether it be changing … Continue reading

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Film Review: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Lars von Trier has carved out his own creative path with fearless energy. I am a great admirer of all his films. Here, von Trier transforms Matt Dillon into a sensation.  At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, finally after seven … Continue reading

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Film Review: HOLIDAY

A provocative film by an astonishing filmmaker that is compelling and uncompromisingly strong. A must-see. After its theatrical run, Breaking Glass Pictures will release a DVD/VOD of Isabella Eklöf’s sensational film, HOLIDAY, on February 26, 2019. HOLIDAY held its world premiere during … Continue reading

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