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MOVIE: ARRIVAL/GOOSEBUMPS AND GRANDEUR

MOVIE: ARRIVAL/GOOSEBUMPS AND GRANDEUR

Joyce Kulhawik November 12, 2016 1

Many movies reveal their secrets within the first five minutes, and it’s not until the end that we understand what we have already seen– and know.  When that moment comes in ARRIVAL, it’s like a tsunami in slow

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MOVIE: THE ACCOUNTANT– crunching more than numbers!

MOVIE: THE ACCOUNTANT– crunching more than numbers!

Joyce Kulhawik October 16, 2016 1

Ben Affleck as THE ACCOUNTANT is crunching more than numbers. This is a real departure for the actor as he brings to life an ass-kicking, Asperger’s syndrome, math wiz working his way through an intense labyrinth of secrecy and

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MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE: DEEP WATER HORIZON/SNOWDEN Have An Ax To Grind

MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE: DEEP WATER HORIZON/SNOWDEN Have An Ax To Grind

Joyce Kulhawik October 6, 2016 2

A pair of movies now playing at a cineplex near you wear their agendas on their sleeves: each re-tells a true story, skewers its villains, and brings its audience right up close to the imagined scenes of the action whose outcome we already know.

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MOVIE: SULLY

MOVIE: SULLY

Joyce Kulhawik September 10, 2016 3

Chesley Sullenberger is the reason computers will never take over the world. He’s exactly the sort of hero Clint Eastwood would set his sights on– another man who casts a long shadow over the techno-driven world.

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MOVIE: JASON BOURNE

MOVIE: JASON BOURNE

Joyce Kulhawik August 4, 2016 2

It was my last best hope for the dull summer movie offerings– and it did not disappoint! JASON BOURNE held me fast from first frame to last. I must admit, the $1.3 billion dollar grossing

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MOVIE: SUMMER 2016 MOVIE DOLDRUMS

MOVIE: SUMMER 2016 MOVIE DOLDRUMS

Joyce Kulhawik July 13, 2016 0

This summer at the movies sucks. I normally despise that expression but it accurately describes the vacuum that is this summer’s movie season. Underwhelming fare is now playing on mainstream screens everywhere, and I am searching like crazy for things

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MOVIES: NOW YOU SEE ME 2

MOVIES: NOW YOU SEE ME 2

Joyce Kulhawik June 9, 2016 4

Get ready for the first great entertainment at the movies this summer which trades comic book action heroes for the lords of legerdemain known as The Four Horsemen: NOW YOU SEE ME 2! I couldn’t take my eyes

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MOVIE: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

MOVIE: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Joyce Kulhawik March 26, 2016 2

As attractive, well-crafted, and convincingly–even compellingly acted as BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE was, I couldn’t stop thinking that one good conversation between our superheroes would have cleared the whole thing up. But then it

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MOVIES: ROOM/45 YEARS/CAROL/THE DANISH GIRL

MOVIES: ROOM/45 YEARS/CAROL/THE DANISH GIRL

Joyce Kulhawik February 25, 2016 3

THE 2016 OSCARS are upon us and I thought I’d weigh in on a few films I’d been mum on– in case you were wondering for what and whom to root! ROOM: Nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actress, and

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MOVIE: THE FINEST HOURS

MOVIE: THE FINEST HOURS

Joyce Kulhawik January 28, 2016 2

I love a good storm–and dazzling heroics float my boat. Disney’s THE FINEST HOURS satisfies both cravings in a new film which comes at a time of year that generally finds us in the doldrums of the movie

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