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Film Review: “Lucy in the Sky” Is a Narrative Black Hole

Lucy in the Sky (Noah Hawley, 2019) ½ out of 4 stars. Lucy is inspired, Lucy is inspiring. She’s also driven, stunned, passionate, angry, giddy, confused, focused, manic, crazy, smart, successful, failing, at-a-loss spiraling-out-of-control allovertheplace goingamileaminuteand quicklylosingthethreadof thingsandunabletodifferentiate betweenwhatisrealandwhatisnot. She’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Vox Lux” Loses Both Voice and Light by the End

Vox Lux (Brady Corbet, 2018) 2 out of 4 stars. A film that starts with a bang and ends in a fizzle, Vox Lux impresses before it disappoints. Featuring a brilliant set of twin performances from Raffey Cassidy (The Killing of a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Derivative “Annihilation” Disappoints

Annihilation (Alex Garland, 2018) 1½ out of 4 stars. In retrospect, I should not have read Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation – the first volume of his “Southern Reach” trilogy – just before watching director Alex Garland’s cinematic adaptation of it. I loved the … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of “Jackie”: Beautiful to Behold, Unbearable to Watch

Jackie (Pablo Larraín, 2016) 1 out of 4 stars We first meet her in close-up, shot in muted grays and blues, with a series of oddly centered compositions, smoking, walking, and then greeting a journalist – never named, but clearly Theodore White – … Continue reading

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Oscar-nominated Actress Natalie Portman Launches Into The Making of Film Web Portal Makingof.com

Oscar-nominated actress Natalie Portman joined her business partner and film developer/new media entrepreneur Christine Aylward to discuss the launch of their new website, www.makingof.com, at a special event in the Filmmaker’s Lounge during the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. As they … Continue reading

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