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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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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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