Little Women (2019)

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Little Women (2019)

What a wonderful, immersive experience is Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women.  What a vibrant and alive and innovative work of art has she brought to us.  And what a gifted filmmaker she’s proving to be.  After directing the wonderful Ladybird two years ago and writing the 2012 dramedy Frances Ha, I am convinced that […]

| January 19, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #1. O.J. Made in America

The Best Films of the Decade: #1. O.J. Made in America

The old decade is gone, and so my thoughts turn to the ten best films of the decade.  Today, #1!  The best of the best . . . according to me. When I saw the documentary, O.J. Made in America three years ago, I declared it one of the most important documentaries of our time, […]

| January 10, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #2. Inside Out (2015)

The Best Films of the Decade: #2. Inside Out (2015)

The old decade is gone and, with that, I look back at the 10 best films of the 2010s. Today, my #2 choice! This movie made me happy. I mean, genuinely and wonderfully happy. As much as I complain about the state of American films as we press further into the 21st century – an […]

| January 9, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #3. A Ghost Story (2017)

The Best Films of the Decade: #3. A Ghost Story (2017)

The old decade is gone and, with that, I am looking back at the 10 best films of the 2010s. Today, my #3 choice! If you see enough movies, you will eventually find one that you imagine was made just for you.  David Lowery’s A Ghost Story feels like it was made just for me.  […]

| January 8, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #4: The Tree of Life (2011)

The Best Films of the Decade: #4: The Tree of Life (2011)

The old decade is gone, and 2020 is upon us. Still, I persist in my journey through the best films of the decade. So, this week, my top ten. At the end of 2011, I placed Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life at the top of my year’s 10 best list without a second thought, […]

| January 7, 2020
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Bombshell (2019)

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Bombshell (2019)

I might be blamed for gross misogyny if I decline a film with as noble an agenda as Bombshell, but I assure you that there is a larger reason why I give the film a less-than-stellar rating.   Here is a sometimes hard-hitting, but mostly featherweight retelling of the 2016 scandal that rocked FOX News when […]

| January 6, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #5. The Irishman (2019)

The Best Films of the Decade: #5. The Irishman (2019)

The old decade is gone, and welcome 2020. And with it, here are my 10 favorite films of the last 10 years. When it made the rounds of the festival circuit early in 2019, a major block of professional critics had announced with a fanfare that The Irishman was not only the best film of […]

| January 6, 2020
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The Best Films of the Decade: #6. Room (2015)

The Best Films of the Decade: #6. Room (2015)

The old decade is gone, and welcome 2020. And with it, here are my 10 favorite films of the last 10 years. Lenny Abrahamson’s Room opens with a scene that feels like you’re reading the first page of a great novel.  A voice whispers “Go back to sleep.” We are in a small room were […]

| January 5, 2020
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