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Victoria Alexander’s TOP 10 FOR 2018

BORDER. My number 1 film for 2018 is BORDER. The film is directed by Ali Abbasi from the short story Gräns by John Aivide Lindqvist (who wrote the sensational novel Let the Right One In). Abbasi, Lindqvist and Isabella Eklöf wrote the screenplay. … Continue reading

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Rob Goald’s 10 BEST  MOVIES OF 2018

2018 was a year  that saw substantial changes  in the film business . It was a year in which Netflix became a major player, Marvel unleashed  a black super hero and Spike Lee a black Klansman.. It was a year documentaries (Monrovia, Indiana) did very … Continue reading

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Jay Berg’s 2018 Double Exposure (Investigative Film Festival) Coverage

The Double Exposure/Investigative Film Festival continues to grow.  What began in 2015 as a mere three day event screening just seven films has now blossomed into five days with fifteen presentations, including a shorts program for the first time.  (Last year … Continue reading

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Hannah Tran’s Top 10 Films of 2018

2018 in film proves itself no stranger to the outpouring of cinema that responds to the worsening political climate we find ourselves in. The desperate need for connection and kindness bleeds into nearly every corner of this year’s narratives. It … Continue reading

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Film Review: VICE Assumes Too Much of Subject and Too Little of Audience

Vice (Adam McKay) 1 out of 4 stars About midway through Adam McKay’s latest attempt to mansplain the atrocities of contemporary politics to us, he decides so condescendingly to roll the film’s end credits. That’s right, it was an aggressive … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL Proves Itself Clever, If Not Wanting

Once Upon a Deadpool (David Leitch) 2 out of 4 stars I suspect that it is the perpetually worsening feeling of political and social dread that has allowed the superhero to become our new and improved God. I myself have … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Blunt plays an arch, aloof and sly Mary Poppins. And Miranda can rap but not sing. There is no chemistry between them. I never saw the 1964 Disney classic (quelle horreur!), so I can easily review MARY POPPINS RETURNS without … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews ROMA

I felt bad for the family dog. The Las Vegas Film Critics Society – of which I am a member – named Alfonso Cuaron’s ROMA it’s Best Picture for 2018. Unlike Cuaron, I have “childhood amnesia.” Cuaron has lovingly and … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews THE FRONT RUNNER

Like refusing to show the planting of the American flag on the moon in THE FIRST MAN, the infamous Monkey Business photo is missing in THE FRONT RUNNER. Whose agenda is being served? What I came away with after seeing … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

A failed allegory driven by TAXI DRIVER’S music and TD’s evocative gritty cinematography. Bad acts are okay if you are poor. Writer-director Barry Jenkins follows his sensational Academy Award Best Picture win for MOONLIGHT with IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, … Continue reading

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