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Film Review: LOVE

LOVE Karl Glusman has a future in Hollywood. I did not see LOVE in 3D. That would have been some experience since the film begins with a close-up of Murphy (Karl Glusman) ejaculating. LOVE is available for pre-order in a … Continue reading

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Film Review: DEADPOOL

Ryan Reynolds becomes a certified movie star. DEADPOOL makes all the other superhero characters look like relics from the 1950s – except the Black Widow. I’m talking about you, Tony Stark, castrated by Pepper Potts, and all the other sexless … Continue reading

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Son of Saul

  Son of Saul **** OUT OF 4      First-time Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes creates a profound vision of Nazi hell with this art-house pic that eschews any trace of sentimentality. The film focuses like a laser on Saul Auslander … Continue reading

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THE DANISH GIRL

Stunning performances by Redmayne and Vikander.   Redmayne conquers another complex transformation. It is a bold and fearless performance. Vikander is a revelation. Her face reveals every emotion.   I just read Self Made Men by Henry Rubin. The central … Continue reading

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Energy, Climate & Capitalism: This Changes Everything Review

Global capitalism, which has been operating virtually unchecked for hundreds of years, often seeks growth – in revenues, profits, employment and other areas – at any cost. This comes with serious consequences for the environment. In many cases, firms destroy … Continue reading

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Review: Beasts of No Nation

***1/2 OUT OF 4 Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga (“Sin Nombre”, “Jane Eyre”, “True Detective”, Season One) makes an amazing film about a civil war in an unnamed African country as seen through the eyes of a bright, carefree casualty of … Continue reading

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Review: Spotlight

**** OUT OF 4      Director Tom McCarthy ((“The Station Agent”, “The Visitor”) has created a stunning and engrossingly detailed account of The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer-Prize winning investigation of pervasive pedophilia within the Catholic Church. Modeled in many ways like … Continue reading

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Review: ROOM

Director Lenny Abrahamson is an award-winning filmmaker (Director’s Fortnight at Cannes, 2007) from Ireland whose latest work is a stunning adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s hit 2010 novel titled simply “Room”. The film is defined by its eponymous location   and the … Continue reading

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Review: SPECTRE

SPECTRE Terrific and perfect. Challenges Casino Royale as my favorite. Craig delivers a farewell – even the signature gun barrel sequence as an opening* – with everything but gratitude now that it’s “supposedly” over for him. I was required to … Continue reading

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Review: JOBS

Fassbender gives a brilliant, electrifying performance. Its fast, its brutal and it is an enthralling movie. There are only two historical figures who will never be redeemed or have movies made about their lives explaining the psychological factors, i.e., their … Continue reading

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