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Film Review: Will Smith Fights His Doppelgänger and a Hackneyed Script in “Gemini Man”

Gemini Man (Ang Lee, 2019) 1½ out of 4 stars. Cautious optimism is the phrase I would use to describe the feeling that rumbles in my gut whenever a new film from either Ang Lee or Will Smith is released. Like … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Lucy in the Sky” Is a Narrative Black Hole

Lucy in the Sky (Noah Hawley, 2019) ½ out of 4 stars. Lucy is inspired, Lucy is inspiring. She’s also driven, stunned, passionate, angry, giddy, confused, focused, manic, crazy, smart, successful, failing, at-a-loss spiraling-out-of-control allovertheplace goingamileaminuteand quicklylosingthethreadof thingsandunabletodifferentiate betweenwhatisrealandwhatisnot. She’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Addams Family” Snaps Its Way into Our Hearts

The Addams Family (Greg Tiernan/Conrad Vernon, 2019) 3 out of 4 stars. Growing up, my father always used to talk about these people called “The Addams Family.” He would reference a character called “Cousin It” and “Morticia.” Of course, I … Continue reading

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Film Review: This “Joker” Is All Hole and No Ace

Joker (Todd Phillips, 2019) 1 out of 4 stars. A relentlessly bleak tale of despair and anger, director Todd Phillips’s Joker features a blistering collection of mannerisms masquerading as emotional truths in lead actor Joaquin Phoenix’s performance, and not much else. … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Abominable” Is Anything But

Abominable (Jill Culton, 2019) 2½ out of 4 stars. Dreamwork’s Abominable is just the latest in a string of films to focus on Asian-centered storylines and characters, as well as the latest in a string of films to focus on Yeti-adjacent … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zellweger Brilliantly Incarnates “Judy” in All Her Miserable Glory

Judy (Rupert Goold, 2019) 3 out of 4 stars. Judy Garland (born Frances Gumm in 1922) led a not-so-long and very troubled life, during which time she wowed audiences with her incomparable singing, dancing and presence before becoming, in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Downton Abbey” Is an Entertaining Trifle

Downton Abbey (Michael Engler, 2019) 3 out of 4 stars. What, one may ask, was I thinking, attending a screening of a film pitched as the final chapter of an episodic series I had never watched? After six seasons of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mostly Entertaining “Hustlers” Settles for Lap Dances over Principles

Hustlers (Lorene Scafaria, 2019) 2½ out of 4 stars. While I understand the appeal of strip clubs to (some) human males, I have never understood their cultural mainstreaming. While I would never want them to become illegal – in my opinion, … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” Loses Its Cinematic Way

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Richard Linklater, 2019) 1½ out of 4 stars. I am such a diehard fan of actress Cate Blanchett (Carol) that I would watch her in just about anything, including a film about paint drying. I also … 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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