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October 11, 2018 – 10:42 pm | 4 Comments

Fall has so many things to love: weather that doesn’t make me feel roasted alive, Halloween decorations going up 9 weeks early, soup…and industry movie screenings of award contenders! Even when the movies aren’t great, …

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Mini Movie Reviews: FIRST MAN and WIDOWS

October 11, 2018 – 10:42 pm | 4 Comments
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Fall has so many things to love: weather that doesn’t make me feel roasted alive, Halloween decorations going up 9 weeks early, soup…and industry movie screenings of award contenders! Even when the movies aren’t great, …

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All Asians All the Time

September 4, 2018 – 10:23 pm | One Comment
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This past holiday weekend turned out really Asian for me.
First I saw writer/director Aneesh Chaganty’s Searching, starring John Cho, and thought it was a riveting, innovative thriller. In case you don’t know the concept, the entire …

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Movie Mini Reviews: MAMMA MIA 2 & MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE–FALLOUT

July 26, 2018 – 7:45 pm | One Comment
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It’s been 110+ degrees here and I’ve been hiding in places with A/C because I’m trying to avoid an electric bill for $47K next month. This means lots of time at the library and movie theater. …

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Weekend Watching: KILLING EVE, A QUIET PLACE & BLOCKERS

April 8, 2018 – 7:54 pm | 4 Comments
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I had a lazy weekend—well, lazier than usual—and ended up watching lots of TV and movies. Good thing they were mostly entertaining. Here are some brief thoughts on the ones worth mentioning.
Killing Eve

I’ve been salivating …

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Strong Women Taking Charge in TOMB RAIDER & COLLATERAL

March 15, 2018 – 12:52 am | One Comment
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Coincidentally, without even thinking about how March is women’s history month, I’ve been mostly reading books and watching movies and TV shows written or directed by women and featuring strong female protagonists.
I’ll write about the …

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Mini Movie Reviews: Holiday Season 2017

November 26, 2017 – 9:41 pm | 2 Comments
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Hope you had a wonderful weekend! My Thanksgiving was nice and relaxing and the only drama occurred onscreen, with my trying to catch up on movies being touted as award contenders. If you’re wondering what …

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Movie Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE

November 16, 2017 – 3:44 pm | 3 Comments
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I’ve been attending lots of award-season screenings and am behind in reviews, so I’ll do some in this format. Below are my quick thoughts on Justice League.
What you want to know up front: I liked …

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Movie Review: WONDER WOMAN (No Spoilers)

May 30, 2017 – 12:30 am | 3 Comments
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I’m so excited the review embargo has finally been lifted on Wonder Woman and I can share how good it is!!
I hated last year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and even Wonder Woman’s cameo couldn’t save it. I …

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Movie Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

March 15, 2017 – 11:08 pm | One Comment
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Does anyone need a refresher on the plot of this “tale as old as time”? The one about a girl whose kindness saves a selfish prince and his household from a curse? No? OK, great. I can jump straight into …

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Oscars 2017: And the Winner for Biggest Flub Is…

February 27, 2017 – 2:49 am | 4 Comments
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Wow. I tuned into the Oscars hoping for at least one surprise and I got it, all right.
In case you’d bailed on the very long show and haven’t heard: the wrong best picture winner was announced (La …

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Golden Globes 2017: Predictable *and* Surprising

January 9, 2017 – 12:27 am | 5 Comments
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Here we go, the first of one million award shows this season. I always look forward to the Globes because it’s usually the loosest, wackiest award show, with drunk celebs and the Hollywood Foreign Press often choosing …

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Capsule Movie Reviews: FENCES, 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, SING, and HIDDEN FIGURES

December 19, 2016 – 1:18 am | One Comment
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The holidays are upon us and the movies are coming out fast and furious, competing for your dollars. Since you’re probably doing last-minute shopping and have no time for full reviews, I’ll keep my comments …

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