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Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
Review: Director Todd Haynes' "Dark Waters"
Todd Haynes' "Dark Waters," about the prolonged (and ongoing) legal fight to uncover the environmental damage of cancer-inducing "forever chemicals" and hold their corporate makers accountable, is a sober and ominous docudrama. On its surface, it's an unspectacular one. Its lead character, a...
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
Review: Director Marielle Heller's "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
Director Marielle Heller frames “ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ” as if it were an episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” with miniature sets of cars and bridges to illustrate New York and Pittsburgh. Mr. Rogers, played with clear-eyed purpose by Tom Hanks, introduces the audience to the...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
Review: "Frozen 2" From Directors Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
Picture this: A princess is in distress. It looks bad. Her dashing young man rides up in the nick of time and says, “Here I am to save you, my dear!” Actually, he doesn’t. He just says, “I'm here. Whaddya need?” She has a plan, and off they go. This little exchange between Kristoff and Anna may not...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
A Selective Sterling K. Brown Takes On "Waves," "Frozen 2," "Mrs. Maisel"
With a hit TV series, awards, plus film and TV opportunities, Sterling K. Brown admits he’s experienced “a lot of pinch me moments” in recent years. But, with all those possibilities and offers, the 43-year-old has also learned a very important lesson— how to say no. “’No’ has become my best friend...
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
Review: Director James Mangold's "Ford v Ferrari"
Cops might do well to position their speed traps near movie theaters wherever the new film "Ford v Ferrari" is playing. They might fund their whole year's budget busting speeders peeling out of the parking lots. This infectious and engrossing story of the 1966 showdown on a French racetrack between...
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
Review: Noah Baumbach's "Marriage Story"
Noah Baumbach is a keen observer of life's banalities. His films relish in the strange and wonderful and awkward things people say and do in the course of the day. But his real magic is turning ordinariness into cinema. He can take that feeling of post-graduate paralysis or middle-age stasis,...
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
Review: Director Alma Har'el's "Honey Boy"
"Honey Boy" will break your heart. It hardly matters if you've never given a second thought to the circumstances of Shia LaBeouf's life, his childhood or his rocky early adult years. But this is the kind of universally moving work that can only emerge from something immensely specific and personal...
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Ellen Burstyn Discusses Women's Voices In Film, #MeToo, Pacino Interview
Ellen Burstyn hoped her Oscar-winning performance in the 1974 film in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" would lead to more Hollywood stories told from a woman's perspective. It didn't happen quickly, but over the past couple of years there's been an increase in female-driven films and women's...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019
Review: Director Kasi Lemmons' "Harriet"
Legendary American heroine that she is, there are certain things for which Harriet Tubman is overdue. One is her spot on U.S. currency: Google "Tubman" and "$20" and "Trump." Another is a major feature film based on her life: Google "Tubman" and "Hollywood" and "why so long?" Well, that $20 bill...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019
Review: Edward Norton's "Motherless Brooklyn"
Jonathan Lethem's novel about a private eye with Tourette's syndrome, "Motherless Brooklyn," starts with a brilliant burst of uncontrolled profanity and an explanation of its protagonist's condition. "Words rush out of the cornucopia of my brain to course over the surface of the world, tickling...

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