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Nov 07 2020

MOVIE: “LET HIM GO”

By |2020-11-08T14:05:12-05:00November 7th, 2020|Drama, Movies, Thriller, Western|0 Comments

I couldn't wait to see Focus Features "LET HIM GO," based on the Larry Watson novel about grandparents who set out to rescue their grandson from the clutches of a dangerous family. I was not disappointed, but here's a warning--the film packs a heart-crushing wallop. Set in the late 50's, "Let Him Go" is a [...]

Oct 23 2020

MOVIES & HAUNTED HOUSES: REBECCA/THE NEST

By |2020-10-23T16:11:53-05:00October 23rd, 2020|Drama, Horror, Movies|0 Comments

For a late October weekend-- two movies whose houses are haunted: REBECCA and THE NEST. I have always loved the original-- Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar-winning gothic masterpiece REBECCA based on Daphne du Maurier's novel about wealthy widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) who brings his new wife (Joan Fontaine) home to his sprawling English country estate, [...]

Oct 09 2020

MOVIE: Bill Murray is “ON THE ROCKS”

By |2020-10-09T16:56:27-05:00October 9th, 2020|Comedy, Drama, Movies|0 Comments

There is one reason to see ON THE ROCKS, and that's Bill Murray's flamboyant, slyly funny, and altogether charming performance.  Writer/director Sofia Coppola has once again teamed Murray with a young actress to chart an adventurous emotional course. In 2003's "Lost In Translation" Murray played a lonely movie star adrift in Tokyo who meets Scarlett [...]

Sep 15 2020

FREE VIRTUAL SCREENING: “The Way I See It”

By |2020-10-26T12:42:31-05:00September 15th, 2020|Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Expired Free Advance Screenings, Family, Movies|0 Comments

I've seen this film and I loved it and invite you to click on the link below to access a FREE VIRTUAL screening of Focus Features and MSNBC FILMS:  THE WAY I SEE IT on Thursday, September 17th @ 7pm ET This film begins with what Official White House Photographer Pete Souza saw [...]

Sep 08 2020

MOVIE TIME: TENET/ BILL& TED FACE THE MUSIC

By |2020-09-08T15:47:22-05:00September 8th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies|0 Comments

Has filmmaker Christopher Nolan ("Inception," Memento") outsmarted himself? Oh yes he has. His latest and much anticipated TENET is another mind bender of a sci-fi thriller, but its thrills are tempered by the tedium of its method as an end in itself, instead of a means to an end we care about. The result is [...]

Sep 05 2020

LABOR DAY WEEKEND MOVIES CONTINUE: MULAN

By |2020-09-06T00:00:47-05:00September 5th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Fantasy, Movies|0 Comments

MULAN just opened virtually and it's too bad you can't see this on the big screen. It's an expansively shot and handsomely choreographed epic adventure that will inspire all the women (and the men I hope) in your household; it inspires me still, and I know the story well. Disney's original animated version came out [...]

Aug 26 2020

MOVIES: WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS/TESLA

By |2020-08-26T18:55:26-05:00August 26th, 2020|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

Slim pickins at the movies thus far this season, but here's my take on two films just released beginning with one based on a young adult novel by Julia Walton: WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS. I thought this was going to be just another doomed teen romance, of little interest to me given how [...]

Aug 17 2020

MOVIES: PROJECT POWER/BOYS STATE

By |2020-08-17T23:44:22-05:00August 17th, 2020|Action & Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Movies, Science Fiction, Thriller|0 Comments

"Power" was the theme at the movies released this rainy weekend and the following two films though different in style and content, found their way through the same terrain. Let's begin with PROJECT POWER: PROJECT POWER is the latest from Jamie Foxx who stars in this sci-fi action thriller about power-- who has [...]

Aug 08 2020

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT: MOVIE “THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY” / THEATER- THE TEMPEST

By |2020-08-08T13:01:09-05:00August 8th, 2020|Drama, Movies, Theater, Thriller|0 Comments

This weekend is a mixed bag and involves Mick Jagger and William Shakespeare. If only they had worked together. I couldn't wait to see the THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY a Sony Classics release beginning August 7 at West Newton Theater. For this movie critic/arts reporter, what could be better than an art heist film starring [...]

Aug 03 2020

MOVIES– SWEET & SOUR: “THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM”/ “THE RENTAL”

By |2020-08-03T16:22:10-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Drama, Family, Horror, Kids, Movies, Romance, Thriller|0 Comments

These two films couldn't be more different and I liked them both-- one in spite of its being outright awful and ridiculous, the other because it pretty much accomplished what it set out to do. THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM stars Katie Holmes as a down-on-her-luck widow named Miranda raising three kids when [...]