Victoria Alexander

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Film Review: US

Jordan Peele does the miraculous: his follow up to GET OUT does not cheat his fans. And if you can dope out the twist, it’s terrific. The two people I saw US with couldn’t understand the twisty ending. I tried … Continue reading

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Film Review: CLIMAX

Gaspar Noé is intoxicating and CLIMAX is brilliant. A dazzling evocative, creative sensation. It will influence filmmakers and heralds a new, totally visceral experience. CLIMAX cannot be missed, but be warned, it’s not a Hollywood movie.  I brought a copy … Continue reading

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Film Review: GLORIA BELL

An anthem for gorgeous, independent women memorialized by the magnificent Julianne Moore.  When we first meet Sebastián Lelio’s fabulous Gloria Bell (Julianne Moore), she is at a small nightclub bar. The club is a well-guarded secret in L.A. – it’s a … Continue reading

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Film Review: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Lars von Trier has carved out his own creative path with fearless energy. I am a great admirer of all his films. Here, von Trier transforms Matt Dillon into a sensation.  At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, finally after seven … Continue reading

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Film Review: HOLIDAY

A provocative film by an astonishing filmmaker that is compelling and uncompromisingly strong. A must-see. After its theatrical run, Breaking Glass Pictures will release a DVD/VOD of Isabella Eklöf’s sensational film, HOLIDAY, on February 26, 2019. HOLIDAY held its world premiere during … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews GLASS

McAvoy is sensational, and Shyamalan delivers a totally unexpected twist. Bravo for a fearless ending. Whence does evil come? For Epicurus, it was his questioning the reality of God; for us it is: What is the source of evil. Is it … 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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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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