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Film Review: MARRIAGE STORY

It builds to a sensational, illuminating scene between Johansson and Driver, then slips when Driver, who does have a strong singing voice, uses the film to audition for a Broadway musical. It’s tough to make a film about marriage. You … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Marriage Story” Offers the Beautiful Catharsis of Divorce

Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. An alternately comedic and heartbreaking tale of divorce, Marriage Story begins with two passionate declarations of love, from each participant in the impending drama. Charlie (Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman) goes first, delivering … Continue reading

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Film Review: THE DEAD DON’T DIE

There was no script, the cast was comatose and sitting through it was agony. Focus Features spent all the money on theater standees. With the cast and the hallowed Jim Jarmusch writing and directing (STRANGER THAN PARADISE, which everyone refers … 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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Film Review: “BlacKkKlansman” Serves up Serious Racial Satire with a Contemporary Bite

BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. Spike Lee has almost always been a director worth watching, even when his work has fallen short of the brilliant promise of such early narratives like She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, … Continue reading

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Film Review: In “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the Force Rises, Then Takes a Midday Nap

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson, 2017) 2½ out of 4 stars. As a child of the 1970s, I grew up adoring the original Star Wars franchise … at least until The Return of the Jedi came around, with … Continue reading

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“Paterson” Celebrates the Magic of Our Ordinary World

Paterson (Jim Jarmusch, 2016) 3½ out of 4 stars Ever since his first theatrical feature, Stranger Than Paradise, in 1984 – which won the Caméra d’Or (Best First Feature) award at the Cannes Film Festival – American indie auteur Jim Jarmusch has accumulated a … Continue reading

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