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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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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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Dec 8 2016

Review: “Nocturnal Animals”

Reason to watch: Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Shannon Gripping for a stint, but overall curiously pieced together, “Nocturnal Animals” is a decent thriller adapted from the novel “Tony and Susan” by Austin Wright. Having not read the book, I have no doubt that the translation to celluloid was a difficult undertaking—director Tom Ford’s production has its […]
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Aug 18 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings

Why the Laika animation studio isn’t a name on everyone’s lips like Disney’s Pixar is a total mystery to me. Since 2009, they’ve put out stunningly-animated films using a terrific blend of computer backgrounds and stop motion. Don’t think Ray Harryhausen, though; think more lifelike, truly defined and smoother than Jason and the Argonauts. What […]
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Jul 18 2014

Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff stars as Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor whose one success in a shampoo ad has him clinging to the notion that he’ll one day land a career-changing role in a TV show. His wife Sarah (Kate Hudson) grows quietly embittered as she works a soul-sucking job in order to pay the bills while […]
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Jun 13 2014

The Signal

With influences ranging from Neill Blomkamp’s “District 9” to Michael Bay’s “The Island” to Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”, William Eubank’s turn-a-minute thriller “The Signal” is in competition with “Under the Skin” for the most intriguingly bizarre sci-fi film so far this year. Does it all make sense? Absolutely not. Does it need to? Not […]
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