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Film Review: The All Too Familiar Magic of “Mary Poppins Returns” in Full Effect

Mary Poppins Returns (Rob Marshall, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. Rob Marshall, Academy Award nominee and director of Chicago, takes audiences back to Disney’s enchanting and atmospheric envision of London, England, in Mary Poppins Returns. Two decades after Mary Poppins … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Blunt plays an arch, aloof and sly Mary Poppins. And Miranda can rap but not sing. There is no chemistry between them. I never saw the 1964 Disney classic (quelle horreur!), so I can easily review MARY POPPINS RETURNS without … Continue reading

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Film Review: Narrative Flaws Overpower Virtues of “A Quiet Place”

A Quiet Place (John Krasinski, 2018) 2 out of 4 stars. Genial actor John Krasinski (Jim on the American version of The Office) has directed three feature-length films, so far. The first two were Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009) … Continue reading

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“The Girl on the Train” Misses Its Destination

“The Girl on the Train” Misses Its Destination The Girl on the Train (Tate Taylor, 2016) 1½ out of 4 stars To how many metaphorical uses can we put trains? Their gleaming hulls first arrived in the early 19th century, revolutionized … Continue reading

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Film Review: THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR

Hemsworth is so charming he should be playing psychopaths. The man cannot stop smiling during a violent storm and here he’s a flirt in a fetching woodsman outfit. I dreaded seeing this. No matter that the field of basic plots … Continue reading

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British Actress Emily Blunt Reigns In The Young Victoria

One of the great things about English actress Emily Blunt is that she carries no vestige of her characters beyond the set — especially not when she’s playing the British Queen Victoria. At her roundtables for The Young Victoria, she … Continue reading

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