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My Best Friend/My Self (Series Review: “My Brilliant Friend”)

The story of two young girls growing up in a violent and impoverished post-war Neapolitan neighborhood in the 1950s . . . A masterful film adaptation of a literary masterpiece. Continue Reading →


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Whose Choice Is It, Anyway? (Film Review: “The Children Act”)

A respectable British judge is confronted with the truth about her marriage at the same time that a brilliant and passionate boy forces her to challenge the tenets of his faith in this intelligent adaptation of an Ian McEwan novel. Continue Reading →


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Still Killing with Kindness (Standup Review: “Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable”)

America’s most beloved talk show host returns to her roots in stand-up, proving that her brand of genial humor is still relevant and wise. Continue Reading →


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Big Brother (Film Review: “The Giant”)

A strangely beautiful story of two brothers whose efforts to capitalize on the deformity of one, launches them on a peculiar and heartbreaking quest for independence. Continue Reading →


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Be Careful What You Wish For (Film Review: “It’s A Wonderful Life”)

The one, the only holiday movie you’ll every truly need, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that Life is always worth living and no man is alone if he truly has Friends. Continue Reading →


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Nice Jewish Girls (Film Review: “Disobedience”)

Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz show what a low simmer feels like in the lesbian potboiler Disobedience, about two Jewish women whose past comes back to shatter the pacts they’ve made with themselves since the turbulent love affair of their youths. Continue Reading →


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Snow-Blind Revenge (Film Review: “In Order of Disappearance”)

Imagine a snowy mashup of Fargo and Taken and you still won’t top the body count in the Norwegian revenge-thriller-comedy, In Order of Disappearance. SnapShot Plot The always interesting Stellan Skarsgård and his prop du … Continue Reading →