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Jan 05 2020

MY TOP 10 MOVIES 2019– GO TO 11

By |2020-01-07T13:53:10-05:00January 5th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies, Romance, Thriller, War|0 Comments

It was a notably lackluster year for movies. I searched in vain all last spring and most of the summer for something exciting, challenging, beautiful to see. It wasn't until this fall that a tidal wave of smart, absorbing, artful films were released before awards season, and I did my best to stay afloat in [...]

Dec 16 2019

2019 FILM CRITICS AWARDS: Boston Society of Film Critics/Boston Online Film Critics

By |2019-12-16T21:03:14-05:00December 16th, 2019|Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

The critics have spoken-- and women ruled the Boston Society of Film Critics awards! "Little Women," much of it shot in and around Concord and Boston, topped the list of winners at the 39th installment of the BSFC awards, 2019. We gathered all day Sunday, December 15 to vote the best in 15 [...]

Jul 27 2019

MOVIE: “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”

By |2019-07-29T12:44:29-05:00July 27th, 2019|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD is easily THE film of the summer, the year thus far, and maybe the decade. It's a climactic showstopper of an achievement, Quentin Tarantino's avowed penultimate 9th movie, a full-to-bursting valentine to movie-making and movie stars, his native Los Angeles, and an industry mirroring the turbulence of a culture [...]

Feb 23 2019

MY OSCAR PICKS/PREDICTIONS: WHO WILL WIN/SHOULD WIN!

By |2019-02-24T19:49:51-05:00February 23rd, 2019|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction|0 Comments

OK.  The big night is upon us and it's the wild west out there. Not just the Kevin Hart controversy; the cutting telecast categories controversy; the "only Gaga/Kendrick Lamar can sing" controversy; the "popular" movie category controversy; but also that crazy slate of Best Picture nominees with no front runner! Well, the final ballots are [...]

Jan 04 2019

FREE ADVANCE SCREENING: “THE UPSIDE”

By |2019-01-04T15:06:25-05:00January 4th, 2019|Comedy, Family, Movies|0 Comments

HURRY!  FREE ADVANCE SCREENING of the STX release  "THE UPSIDE" Wednesday January 9, 2019  7PM at AMC Boston Common For the chance to download two complimentary passes to this advance screening please visit:   “THE UPSIDE”  (running time 2 hours 6 minutes) Rating:                                                    PG-13 for suggestive content and drug use Cast:                                                          Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Julianna Margulies Writers:                                                    Jon Hartmere, Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache Director:                                                   [...]

Jan 02 2019

MY FAVE FILMS: 2018 TOP TEN!

By |2019-05-15T17:41:30-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Trailers, War, Western|0 Comments

SO many excellent films came out at the 11th hour-- meaning not until FALL  2018 (ridiculously late I might add), that it has taken me until now to see all the good stuff. Here is a list of my TOP TEN favorite films of 2018.  Many of these films allowed us to see ourselves in [...]

Dec 17 2018

2018 FILM CRITICS AWARDS: Boston Society of Film Critics/Boston Online Film Critics!

By |2018-12-17T18:09:35-05:00December 17th, 2018|Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Movies, Romance, Trailers|0 Comments

I love this annual marathon meeting-- our 38th-- of the BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS to decide our year end faves! We voted the "Best" in 15 categories topped by our BEST FILM of the year: the stunning IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK written and directed by Barry Jenkins, about a young African American couple in 1970's [...]

Dec 04 2018

MOVIE: THE FAVOURITE

By |2018-12-04T14:07:33-05:00December 4th, 2018|Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

It's my favorite film so far this season: THE FAVOURITE, an 18th century biopic about British Queen Anne. A good old-fashioned, period costume drama? No bloody way. It's "Dangerous Liaisons" shot through the looking glass, except that it's "Anne" instead of "Alice," and "les liaisons" are decidedly and historically lesbian. THE FAVOURITE is [...]

Aug 25 2018

MOVIES: BLACKkKLANSMAN & CRAZY RICH ASIANS

By |2018-08-25T12:18:17-05:00August 25th, 2018|Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Romance, Thriller|2 Comments

The dog days of summer feature two movies based on books that require some navigation through PC muddied waters. BLACKkKLANSMAN is Spike Lee's take on the "true" tale of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington, Denzel's son!) the first black detective on the Colorado Springs Police Force in the early '70's who infiltrates the Ku Klux [...]

May 18 2018

MOVIE: ALWAYS AT THE CARLYLE

By |2018-05-18T20:25:21-05:00May 18th, 2018|Celebrity Interviews, Comedy, Documentary, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

The first few minutes of this documentary are a tribute to discretion: a montage of talking heads who refuse to talk--and as Diana Vreeland once said, "elegance is refusal." The very fact of this documentary verges on the indiscreet, but I forgave the indiscretion and am thrilled to have had a peek. This is a [...]