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Dec 23 2021

Licorice Pizza (2021) – Movie Review

Paul Thomas Anderson’s films are marvelous for one reason: the offhand way random events happen in his movies. A suicide jumper gets shot while falling? Yup. A drug deal where the tension is augmented by a preteen kid chucking firecrackers around a house? In Anderson’s world, it’s an ordinary nighttime scene in Los Angeles. A […]
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Dec 21 2021

Sing 2 (2021) – Movie Review

2016’s Sing can be considered “The Greatest Hits of Every Children’s Film Ever.” You’ve got a disparate set of anthropomorphized animals brought together by a ringleader-type desperate to achieve a certain goal, and each of these folks has to deal with something holding them back from being who they truly want to be. As must […]
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Dec 9 2021

West Side Story (2021) – Movie Review

Author’s note: This review is dedicated to Stephen Sondheim, whose career defined Broadway musicals and shaped the artistic trajectories of many people, myself included. My favorite high school play I was ever involved with was the 1994 Georgetown Visitation production of Into the Woods, a musical that changed my life forever. I am in his debt […]
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Nov 5 2021

The Beta Test (2021) – Movie Review

If you remember how you felt in the last ten or fifteen minutes of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive – you know, where people have died and there’s a car crash and everything’s frenetically edited when the whole movie’s been kinda languid and people are screaming and others are laughing like lunatics and damn there’s the […]
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Nov 2 2021

Last Night in Soho (2021) – Movie Review

It could be said that Last Night in Soho is director/co-writer Edgar Wright’s homage to the color-saturated Italian horror and Giallo films of the 1960s and 1970s. A naïve girl is accepted into a school in a distant city, whereupon she is embroiled in a mystery reaching far beyond her ken; this is essentially the […]
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Oct 19 2021

Halloween Kills (2021) – Movie Review

Halloween Kills works best with a repeat viewing. Firstly, to watch it expecting the sudden shocks of relentless gore and violence; second, to focus on what director/co-writer David Gordon Green is giving us with this entry in his Halloween trilogy. While still obviously a slasher movie, there’s something else going on here about the cycle of violence […]
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