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Those Nice, Bright Colors (Film Review: “Kodachrome”)

In Netflix’s new Kodachrome, Ed Harris, Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olsen shine in a moving road trip movie about an estranged father and son as they face the fractured images of a broken past to see if there’s something worth salvaging between them, after all. Continue Reading →


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PowderPuff Astronauts (Documentary Review: “Mercury 13”)

An inspirational historical documentary that sheds light on the lesser known story of the Space Race: a secret program in which top female pilots were put through a battery of tests to determine if they had the right stuff to be astronauts. They were simply known as the “Mercury 13”. Continue Reading →


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Oh Brother Where Art Thou? (Series Review: “The Five”)

A missing boy presumed dead for 20 years shows up at a murder scene – his DNA, that is – setting in motion a jigsaw puzzle of clues and the reunion of childhood friends whose lives were derailed by the mystery. You’ll be taking notes to navigate this intricate 10-part British crime thriller. Continue Reading →


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No Mourning Period for Murder (Film Review: “Crooked House”)

An eccentric yet strangely enthralling entry in the ‘Mansion Murder’ genre (co-written by the creator of Downton Abbey), Crooked House is a twisty adaptation of the 1949 Agatha Christie novel that was a personal favorite of the Queen of Crime herself. Continue Reading →


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Blame It On The Brisket (Series Review: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

When a clever young woman’s perfect NYC life and marriage go up in flames, what’s a nice Jewish girl to do but turn the disaster into a joke. World, meet Midge Maisel. Continue Reading →


Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner appear in Wind River by Taylor Sheridan, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. © 2016 Sundance Institute.

No ‘Call for Backup’ on the Reservation (Film Review: “Wind River”)

A tense thriller set in the wintry hinterland of a Wyoming Indian reservation, Wind River is as compelling a crime story as it is a somber reflection on the ruptured culture of a misplaced people. Continue Reading →


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From Paris to NYC by way of Morocco (Standup Comedy Special: “Gad Elmaleh: American Dream”)

A national treasure in France, Gad Elmaleh proves that his humor extends beyond the provenance of baguettes and pastries as he delves into the tricky terrain of the English language, joining other immigrant pioneers in search of The American Dream. Continue Reading →