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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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“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” Stumbles Mid-Field

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (Ang Lee, 2016) 1½ stars out of 4 Ang Lee has made many fine films, some of them great. Among the latter, I would count both Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi; among the former, Eat Drink Man Woman, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Taking Woodstock

  It provides me little pleasure to report that Director Ang Lee and screenwriter James Schamus’ “Taking Woodstock” is a failure.  Since I attended the event in 1969, I feel it obligatory to state upfront that a “Woodstock” movie without the … Continue reading

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