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Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’ Nothing Less than a Masterpiece
3 weeks ago

Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’ Nothing Less than a Masterpiece

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At the beginning of Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life,” Franz Yagerstatter (August Diehl) is returning home to his family.

Living in Austria during the early days of Nazi recruitment and the …
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‘Radioland Murders’ – Will Disney Revive This Lucas Dud?
3 weeks ago

‘Radioland Murders’ – Will Disney Revive This Lucas Dud?

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No one blames George Lucas for the creative (but not monetary) failure of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

At this point, since Disney acquired the rights to The Force, …
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‘Until the End of the World’ Predicted Our Digital Demons
4 weeks ago

‘Until the End of the World’ Predicted Our Digital Demons

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What are the possibilities of the human experience?

Is it our ability to feel and the varied experiences of pleasure? Is it the joy that comes with being empathetic, our …
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‘1941’- Steven Spielberg’s Worst Film Turns 40
4 weeks ago

‘1941’- Steven Spielberg’s Worst Film Turns 40

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World War films are an oddity as a Christmas time attraction, but many have opened around the holidays and found an appreciative crowd.

This year, Sam Mendes’ highly lauded “1917,” …
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‘Cats’ – Believe Every Ounce of the Awful Buzz
4 weeks ago

‘Cats’ – Believe Every Ounce of the Awful Buzz

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When I was 7 my father took me to see my first Broadway musical, which was “Cats.”

It was 1985, I was living in Riverdale, N.J. at the time and, …
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‘Killer Tomatoes’ Is Worse Than You Remember
1 month ago

‘Killer Tomatoes’ Is Worse Than You Remember

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Some of my favorite movie memories are of finding B-movie VHS treasures with my Dad, cackling over the box art and renting the videocassette in search of cheap thrills.

While …
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‘Marriage Story’ Is Bold, Brilliant But a Tad Too Familiar
2 months ago

‘Marriage Story’ Is Bold, Brilliant But a Tad Too Familiar

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When we meet Charlie and Nicole in “Marriage Story” they seem like a perfect couple.

Adam Driver’s Charlie is a celebrated theater director, and Scarlett Johansson’s Nicole is his favorite …
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Sultry, Soulful and Scary, 1979’s ‘Dracula’ Had It All
2 months ago

Sultry, Soulful and Scary, 1979’s ‘Dracula’ Had It All

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The Universal Studios logo has just barely faded when we hear wolves howling, telling us the makers of the 1979 “Dracula” knew what they were doing.

As directed by John …
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Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’ Refuses to Meet Our Expectations
2 months ago

Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’ Refuses to Meet Our Expectations

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In the introductory moments of “The Irishman,” the camera enters the film through a box-like entrance, possibly a camera-like peep hole but more than likely a coffin shaped viewpoint that …
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‘Parasite’ Is Shocking, Unconventional and Impossible to Forget
2 months ago

‘Parasite’ Is Shocking, Unconventional and Impossible to Forget

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The less you know about the plot of “Parasite” going in, the better.

Here is a spare and spoiler-free plot description:

A young man named Kim Ki-woo (an engaging Choi …
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