Michael Stuhlbarg

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Dec 14 2017

Call Me By Your Name

What drew me in to Call Me By Your Name is the simplicity of its storytelling. It’s a dynamic look at a young man suddenly thrust out of his comfort zone and forced to confront his own budding emotions and sexuality. Thankfully, James Ivory’s script doesn’t make us roll our eyes with forced melodrama and […]
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Dec 8 2017

The Shape of Water

Let’s face it: I like films about broken people. People with a chip on their shoulder, some kind of physical/emotional/mental handicap, or an attribute holding them back from being normal. Normal, to me, is the stuff of which Nancy Meyers films and the like are made. Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy them from […]
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Dec 9 2016

Miss Sloane

Film critics like to throw around the term “tour de force” to describe a performance which dominates an entire film and leaves a lasting impression upon the viewer. Myself? I’ve used it twice in film reviews, once in a theater review, and I’m about to use it a third time, as it aptly describes Jessica […]
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Nov 11 2016

Arrival

Never has the term “thinking man’s science-fiction film” been more accurate than when describing Denis Villeneuve’s latest directorial effort, Arrival. Working from a thoughtful, complex screenplay written by Eric Heisserer – whom I dismissed as a screenwriter capable only of writing middling films based upon other sources in my review of Lights Out – Villeneuve […]
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Nov 4 2016

Doctor Strange

“I want to have so much behind me, I’m not a slave to what’s in front of me… especially these… flavorless, unremarkable Marvel Movies.” “Oh, they are SO not a big deal!” “I know!” “It’s just all there is!” — Annie Edison and Jeff Winger, “Community: Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television” To a certain extent, […]
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Nov 12 2015

Review: “Trumbo” – Red Carpet With Bryan Cranston and Director Jay Roach

Perhaps the most wildly diverse portfolio ever to emerge from Hollywood belongs to Dalton Trumbo, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who also cranked out more B-movie scripts than Ed Wood. But the paradox that is his résumé — much of which is invisible (even on IMDb) — remains a symbol of  something far greater than anything the nation’s […]
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