Victoria Alexander

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Film Review: JOKER

Brilliant and astonishing. See Joker and there is no need to see any other movie in 2019. Joker is a brave and daring film. Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck/Joker creates a fully realized unique character. The screenplay by director Todd … Continue reading

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Film Review: JUDY

Boo-Hoo. A little girl was deprived of a childhood to become a world famous actress and singer. Not everyone has an idyllic childhood. Most of us would trade our lousy childhoods with the one manufactured for Judy Garland. Sure, it’s … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME…in HOLLYWOOD

Really? Not one moment of insight into what happened on Cielo Drive? Tarantino drank the Hollywood Kool-Aid. DiCaprio and Pitt get to hang out and do a lot of driving around. Does writer-director Quentin Tarantino know that the Tate-La Bianca … Continue reading

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Film Review: MAIDEN

Emotionally exhilarating. MAIDEN is a documentary about Tracy Edwards, the first woman to skipper a yacht with an all -female  crew in the Whitbread Around the World Ocean Race during the 1989 sailing season. MAIDEN is so fascinating that I … Continue reading

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Film Review: MIDSOMMAR

A stunning, unexpected nightmare for a group of grad students without a clue. Doesn’t leave much room for sympathy for the victims. It’s a clever film worth seeing twice. Director-screenwriter Ari Aster’s HEREDITARY (2018) was certified a hit with critics … Continue reading

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Film Review: THE DEAD DON’T DIE

There was no script, the cast was comatose and sitting through it was agony. Focus Features spent all the money on theater standees. With the cast and the hallowed Jim Jarmusch writing and directing (STRANGER THAN PARADISE, which everyone refers … Continue reading

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Film Review: DARK PHOENIX

The  homoerotic farewell to what the X-MEN has really been about – the unresolved passion between Xavier and Magneto. The competition between the Marvel and DC superheroes has stalled at Everest’s Base Camp 4. Who will get to the top … Continue reading

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Film Review: ROCKETMAN

A brilliant joy. An astonishing rich, and indulgently fearless, curated life knitted beautifully together by director and star. It’s got my Best Director, Best Actor nomination slots locked down. Since February 2004, Elton and his band have performed 450 shows … Continue reading

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Film Review – JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM

John Wick triumphs. Thanos killed billions but they all came back! With Wick they stay dead. Far superior and better than ENDGAME and no nods to cute butts. When I watch a horror movie I root for the villain when … Continue reading

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Film Review: CHARLIE SAYS

I do not believe the public will ever know what the reason was behind the Tate-La Bianca murders committed by Tex Watson, Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan Atkins and ordered by Charles Manson.  From all I have read … Continue reading

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