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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: Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” Is a Tale of Love and Humanity for the New Age

Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. The old phrase “those who forget the past are bound to repeat it” has been passed down for centuries. Whenever an individual believes this phrase has lost its luster, a new … Continue reading

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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Top 10 from 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), founded in 1976 and an event that I have now attended twice in a row, this year ran September 5-15. Just before the festival began, I offered my recommendation of 20 films for which … Continue reading

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Film Review: Impressive “Isle of Dogs” Offers Cinematic Treats Galore

Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars. According to Isle of Dogs‘ press notes, the film “began with an unlikely, but potent mix of fascinations shared by [Wes] Anderson and his story collaborators Roman Coppola, Jason … Continue reading

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