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Jul 20 2023

Barbie : Movie Review

A movie based on Barbie. Hell, why can’t we have it? We’ve already had numerous Transformers movies, a live-action adaptation of Jem and the Holograms, some G.I. Joe flicks, and multitudes of other toys that sparked the imaginations of America’s youth. It’s about time that this mainstay of popular culture got her time to shine. […]
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Jan 13 2017

Review: “20th Century Women”

Granola and punk are the diametrically opposed cultural mores of 1979 Santa Barbara in Mike Mills’ darling flick “20th Century Women”, which has the paradoxical quality of feeling both haphazard and polished.  More distinctly, and with little previous work by which to compare, writer/director Mills (“Beginners”) has whittled the multi-generational retro-drama into a concise and […]
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Dec 16 2016

Jackie

Biopics have always been hit or miss for me. Sometimes, I feel like there’s a certain kind of voyeurism and scandal-seeking inherent in films like these, and it’s hard for me to want to be party to it. Pablo Larraín’s Jackie reads like a look behind Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis’ carefully curated and polished veneer upon which […]
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Jul 21 2016

Wiener-Dog

Here we go again… it’s time for Todd Solondz to blow his mysterious mix of misanthropic, dispiriting, yet guardedly-hopeful misery upon us. Since his first feature, Welcome to the Dollhouse, I’ve had a knack for his films in that they never go the way you want them to or end with any real, meaningful finality. […]
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May 24 2013

Frances Ha

(This review was originally posted at Reel Film News on May 24, 2013.) Man, I really wish I hadn’t read the Frances Ha poster in the theater lobby before I saw the movie. “A deft, uproarious comedy” is the big quote that’s emblazoned at the top of the poster… and that couldn’t be further from […]
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