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Aug 15 2016

MOVIE: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

By |2016-08-15T17:04:06+00:00August 15th, 2016|Comedy, Drama, Movies, Musicals, Romance|2 Comments

Hold onto your hats-- and your eardrums-- and prepare to laugh yourself silly!! Meryl Streep does it again, this time in a bravura "comedia-tura" performance as a real life "coloratura-challenged" heiress with a passion for grand opera, but no talent: FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS. Stephen Frears once again turns his attention to a strong female character [...]

Jul 28 2016

MOVIES: WOODS HOLE FILM FEST 2016

By |2016-07-28T13:38:53+00:00July 28th, 2016|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Kids, Movies, War|0 Comments

The Woods Hole Film Festival kicks off its 25th anniversary season on July 30 and not a moment too soon. In one of the worst summer movie seasons in recent memory, this 8-day festival (July 30-August 6) on Cape Cod has come to the rescue, bigger and better than ever! Over 130 films will be shown representing more than [...]

Jul 13 2016

MOVIE: SUMMER 2016 MOVIE DOLDRUMS

By |2016-07-14T16:43:52+00:00July 13th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family, Horror, Kids, Movies|0 Comments

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 I want to see. Here's what I don't want to see: --NEWSCASTERS playing themselves on the big screen and then complaining about [...]

Jun 09 2016

MOVIES: NOW YOU SEE ME 2

By |2016-06-09T18:13:49+00:00June 9th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Movies|4 Comments

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 off this movie which captures the magic of, well, magic!  This elaborately tricky plot unfurled itself in double time, criss-crossing the globe while filling every inch [...]

May 14 2016

MOVIE: MONEY MONSTER

By |2016-05-16T13:20:37+00:00May 14th, 2016|Drama, Movies|0 Comments

MONEY MONSTER the new film directed by Jodie Foster starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts--is as phony as a three dollar bill. It's a cornball, ham-fisted, heapin' helpin' of preposterousity--and though that's not a real word, it is nonetheless a perfect descriptor for this "not a real movie." Within five minutes I was getting a whiff of the cheesiness, sniffing out [...]

Apr 01 2016

MOVIE: SOLD

By |2016-04-01T11:00:22+00:00April 1st, 2016|Drama, Movies|1 Comment

The girl is 13 years old from a small mountain village in Nepal, but we know she is about to be trafficked as a sexual slave within minutes of the opening scenes of SOLD, an arresting film based on Patricia McCormick's novel which puts the spotlight on a horrible truth hiding in plain sight: millions of children are trafficked all over the world [...]

Mar 26 2016

MOVIE: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

By |2016-03-28T12:59:45+00:00March 26th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Science Fiction|2 Comments

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 dawned on me-- there would be no movie. Boys will be boys, so this screenplay goes a long way toward ramping [...]

Mar 23 2016

FLICKS 4 CHICKS CONTEST! ENTER NOW!

By |2016-03-23T10:11:58+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction|3 Comments

                  One day we won't need a FLICKS4CHICKS contest, but you may have perhaps noticed that it keeps raining men at the movies. From macho superheroes and shoot 'em up cop dramas, to frat boy hi-jinks, comedic buddy bromances, and sci-fi adventure films it's mostly men in the drivers' seats, in front of [...]

Mar 16 2016

MOVIE: HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS

By |2016-03-16T17:47:50+00:00March 16th, 2016|Comedy, Drama, Movies, Romance|3 Comments

Where would we be without two-time Best Actress Oscar winner Sally Field and another of her indelible, quirky, wholly committed, utterly endearing performances? One glimpse of Field in the opening sequence as Doris Miller crying at her mother's funeral, wearing cat eye glasses and a big Minnie Mouse bow wrapped around a towering bun of hair-- and she had me at [...]

Feb 25 2016

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

By |2016-02-25T17:26:26+00:00February 25th, 2016|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Romance, Thriller|3 Comments

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 Adapted Screenplay is a compactly explosive film about a horrifying situation: a young woman kidnapped, impregnated, and kept prisoner by a sexual predator-- and [...]