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Posted January 01, 2020in Film Review

‘Knives Out’

A whodunit with a lot on its mind besides catching a killer Director Rian Johnson shows his love for the murder mystery genre but avoids falling into its predictable plot [...]

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Posted December 04, 2019in Film Review

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

A thoughtful, textured contemplation of how we can effectively deal with our expectations, disappointments and imperfections Once upon a time, a long time ago, a man took off his navy-blue [...]

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Posted November 06, 2019in Film Review

Nothing is what it seems

“The Lighthouse” is a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale. “How long have we been on this rock? Five weeks? Two days? Help me to recollect.” Nothing is what it seems at [...]

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Posted October 02, 2019in Film Review

‘IT: Chapter 2’

This sequel might put the franchise to rest for another 27 years. If you came across nightmares from your childhood today, how would you respond? That’s one of the questions [...]

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Posted September 04, 2019in Film Review

‘Good Boys’ is overkill on kids behaving badly

Nearly impossible not to telegraph every joke before the punchline Where “Booksmart” was essentially a gender-bent “Superbad,” “Good Boys” follows a similar story archetype though substituting tweens for high school [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Film Review

‘Toy Story 4’

It’s difficult not to draw the analogy between young adults moving out of home. Full disclosure: I probably cried for an hour after watching “Toy Story 3.” So you can [...]

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Posted July 03, 2019in Film Review

Time to hang up the Neuralyzer

You may go watch “Men in Black: International” for Hemsworth and Thompson, but you will stay for Nanjiani. If you’re reading this, then that means they got you. Don’t worry. [...]

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Posted June 05, 2019in Film Review

‘Booksmarts’ is familiar yet wholly new

Turns out, it’s not that hard to get into college. “Booksmarts” follows the high school BFFs Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein), who’ve stayed out of trouble for their [...]

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Posted May 01, 2019in Film Review

Fun, sharp, adorable

“Shazam!” is very much a family film — like blending up elements of “Goonies” and “Gremlins,” served over a heaping bowl of “Big.” When you’re a kid, all you want [...]

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Posted April 03, 2019in Film Review

Failed experiments

“Us” is a haunting exploration into our country’s past transgressions and its inability to recognize the trauma it caused. Jordan Peele’s sophomore feature after last year’s “Get Out,” “Us,” goes [...]

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