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Film Review: “Trespassers” Delivers with Terrific Tension

Trespassers (Orson Oblowitz, 2019) 3 out of 4 stars. Trespassers begins with a literal bang, opening with a brutally quick double execution of a couple at the hands of a masked man, showing viewers what they’re in for, right off … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation”

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (Barak Goodman/Jamila Ephron, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. In the early summer of 1969, a college buddy of mine stopped by and asked me if I was interested in joining him in August … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Framing John DeLorean” Is a Fascinating Hybrid Look at Hubris and Its Consequences

Framing John DeLorean (Don Argott/Sheena M. Joyce, 2019) 3½ out of 4 stars. A fascinating amalgam of archival footage, modern-day talking-head interviews and dramatized reenactments, Framing John DeLorean chronicles the rise and fall of the once-renowned titular automobile executive who leant … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Ophelia” Mostly Rescues Herself

Ophelia (Claire McCarthy, 2019) 2½ out of 4 stars. The play’s the thing … wherein we’ll catch the king by the collar, run a sword through his chest, wreak havoc and defy (some) expectations. Such is Ophelia, a modern retelling … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Plus One” Offers a Fresh Take on the Rom-Com

Plus One (Jeff Chan/Andrew Rhymer, 2019) 3½ out of 4 stars. Anyone worried about the state of romantic comedies should take heart at the release of Plus One, a delightful concoction from writer-directors Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer, making their … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Dead Don’t Die” but They Do Get Old

The Dead Don’t Die (Jim Jarmusch, 2019) 2½ out of 4 stars. Jim Jarmusch’s latest oddball of a film, The Dead Don’t Die, features the director’s trademark nonchalance and idiosyncratic dialogue, as well as something new (for him): zombies. It’s … Continue reading

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Father/Daughter Film Report: GRAPEVINE FILM FESTIVAL

One Millennial.  One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you impressions of not just  films, but of the film makers, film festivals, new trends  … Continue reading

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Film Review: “First to the Moon” Is Yet Another Great Tribute to NASA’s Heyday

First to the Moon (Paul J. Hildebrandt, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars. What a marvelous cinematic year it has been for America’s once-great space program! Since October, 2018. we have seen four films about two Apollo missions, #8 and … Continue reading

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Father/Daughter Film Report – DEEP in the HEART Film Festival

One Millennial.  One Baby Boomer. Two totally different perspectives. Perspectives that cross not only generations – but styles, tastes, passions, interests, and impressions. The duo offers you impressions of not just  films, but of the film makers, film festivals, new trends  … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Bisbee ‘17“ Brilliantly Blends Past and Present

Bisbee ‘17 (Robert Greene, 2018) 4 out of 4 stars. On July 12, 1917, over one thousand men were forcefully gathered together at gunpoint in Bisbee, Arizona, herded onto freight-train boxcars and deported to a deserted part of New Mexico, … Continue reading

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