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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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Victoria Alexander reviews ROMA

I felt bad for the family dog. The Las Vegas Film Critics Society – of which I am a member – named Alfonso Cuaron’s ROMA it’s Best Picture for 2018. Unlike Cuaron, I have “childhood amnesia.” Cuaron has lovingly and … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews THE FRONT RUNNER

Like refusing to show the planting of the American flag on the moon in THE FIRST MAN, the infamous Monkey Business photo is missing in THE FRONT RUNNER. Whose agenda is being served? What I came away with after seeing … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

A failed allegory driven by TAXI DRIVER’S music and TD’s evocative gritty cinematography. Bad acts are okay if you are poor. Writer-director Barry Jenkins follows his sensational Academy Award Best Picture win for MOONLIGHT with IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews WIDOWS

McQueen wanted to direct a popular Hollywood caper and he has succeeded. WIDOWS is not an original. It is based on a British television crime drama (broadcast in 1983 and 1985) written by Lynda La Plant. McQueen and Gillian Flynn … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

Melissa McCarthy’s brave performance, Charlize-Theron-like acting jewel, deserves an Academy Award nomination. What I love: The scene at the end of CAN YOU FORGIVE ME? When Hollywood stars of Melissa McCarthy’s stature do a real person role, at the end, … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews SUSPIRIA

Not a horror movie. A psychological thriller with a strong, unique landscape. Guadagnino triumphs as usual. First off, I have never seen the original SUSPIRIA, the 1977 supernatural horror film directed by Dario Argento and co-written by Argento and Daria … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews VENOM

Awesome. All hail Tom Hardy! This is what you get when an actor takes on a Marvel character. There is no stunt double on wires flying in a suit. I love MR. INBETWEEN on FX! Scott Ryan plays a working-class … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

A slow start, too many songs, but it has Hemsworth at his sexiest. Just before a terrible rainstorm, four guests sign in at the El Royale, which is situated with half of the hotel in California and the other half … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews FAHRENHEIT 11/9

Michael Moore heralds the apocalypse. Everything has gone to Hell in a hand basket. Donald Trump bulldozed right over the savior of America! Before Michael Moore, were documentary filmmakers ever stars of their movies? Moore started an ugly trend. The … Continue reading

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