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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 [...]

Jan 01 2020

MOVIE: “LITTLE WOMEN” Rule.

By |2020-01-01T23:44:09-05:00January 1st, 2020|Drama, Family, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

This is my favorite film of 2019 and it opened on Christmas Day, the best gift at the movies I've received all year. I have been walking around with it in my head and heart ever since I saw it at a critics' screening a few weeks ago: LITTLE WOMEN based on Louisa May Alcott's [...]

Nov 22 2019

MOVIE/ THE IRISHMAN–Requiem For A Heavy

By |2020-01-07T13:55:50-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Drama, Movies|0 Comments

"I heard you paint houses." It's an ominous line uttered in the first hour of the film, and the title of Charles Brandt's best-selling biography of the "housepainter" who may have killed Jimmy Hoffa, on which the film is based. My father actually did paint houses, and died of a heart attack while doing so. [...]

Oct 31 2019

MOVIES: JOKER/JUDY/THE CURRENT WAR

By |2019-10-31T18:30:20-05:00October 31st, 2019|Drama, Epic & Historical, Horror, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

No doubt you've seen my review of PARASITE,  the most well-conceived, executed, and surprising movie out there now, but here's my take on a few more--worthy in whole, in part, or not at all... These films represent my wide-ranging interest in all kinds of movies, even as fewer and fewer of them are now playing [...]

Oct 22 2019

MOVIE: PARASITE

By |2019-10-23T16:56:49-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Drama, Horror, Movies, Thriller|3 Comments

It's all in the title: PARASITE, a meticulously calibrated, razor sharp masterpiece of humor, horror, and social commentary from Korean writer/director Bong Joon-Ho. "Parasite" which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2019-- and the first Korean film to win that honor--subverts all your expectations as it innocently works its way into your psyche. [...]

Oct 08 2019

ENTER TO WIN MOVIE TIX: “LUCY IN THE SKY”

By |2019-10-08T18:04:37-05:00October 8th, 2019|Drama, Movies, Science Fiction|0 Comments

ENTER-TO-WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE FOX SEARCHLIGHT’S LUCY IN THE SKY AT AMC BOSTON COMMON CLICK HERE TO ENTER: https://tinyurl.com/LucyBoston *5 winners will be selected. Entries must be received by Wednesday OCTOBER 9! Entering your information does not guarantee you a ticket. Winners will receive their passes in the mail. *Passes Valid beginning [...]

Sep 26 2019

MOVIES: LINDA RONSTADT, DOWNTON, HUSTLERS

By |2019-09-26T20:53:28-05:00September 26th, 2019|Documentary, Drama, Movies|0 Comments

AT LAST!  The juvenile, CGI-infested, big screen parade of sequels and blockbuster money grabs masquerading as movies have released their chokehold on the marketplace-- and the real movie season has begun! FALL brings serious, smart, entertaining, varied, challenging adult fare to movie theaters and I look forward to stimulating viewing instead of sinking into a [...]

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 [...]

Apr 26 2019

WIN TIX TO SEE: “RED JOAN” AT KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA

By |2019-04-26T18:33:16-05:00April 26th, 2019|Drama, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

ENTER-TO-WIN TO SEE IFC's "RED JOAN" AT KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA CLICK HERE TO ENTER: https://tinyurl.com/RedJoan RED JOAN DIRECTED BY: Trevor Nunn STARRING: Judi Dench, Tom Hughes, Sophie Cookson, and Stephen Campbell Moore RELEASE DATE: April 26, 2019 (Boston) PLAYDATE THEATERS: AMC Boston Common, Kendall Square Cinema MPAA RATING: R RUNNING TIME: 110 Minutes SYNOPSIS: Joan [...]

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 [...]