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Jerry Roberts is a film critic and operator of two websites, Armchair Cinema and Armchair Oscars.

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Unholy Relics: Appreciating the Goofy Charm of ‘Batman the Movie’ at 55

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Unholy Relics: Appreciating the Goofy Charm of ‘Batman the Movie’ at 55

As a movie and as a TV series “Batman” belongs in a time capsule, not of Batman lore but of a loving tribute to the pop sensation of the swinging 60s.  To watch it again after almost 50 years is to be reminded of a time when television – and for that matter pop culture […]

| February 22, 2021 | 0 Comments
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‘WandaVision’ is a tasty, if baffling, little MCU treat.

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‘WandaVision’ is a tasty, if baffling, little MCU treat.

WandaVision is a new nine-part series premiering today on Disney+.  This review covers only the first two episodes. How did the song go?  “There’s something happening here.  What it is ain’t exactly clear.”  That’s pretty much the feeling that you get from WandaVision, a sometimes clever and sometimes baffling new nine-part series that has the […]

| January 16, 2021
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Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast: The Movies of 2020

Pod Bay Doors Movie Podcast: The Movies of 2020

In this special episode, while Jerry and Doug watch nothing but screeners and are getting the films for upcoming episodes, they discuss all those new 2020 movies that were released. Yes, all those films that were released streaming or possibly in the theater during that hellscape of a year. #2020 #AllInTheFightforDemocracy #Ammonite #AthleteA #CripCamp #Da5Bloods […]

| January 6, 2021
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Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)

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Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)

Wild Mountain Thyme is one of those confectionary baubles that takes up an hour or two of your time, does little to nothing important and then starts exiting your brain twenty minutes before it is over.  I’ve just seen it and I find that I have to write this review rather quickly before it completely […]

| January 3, 2021
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The Midnight Sky (2020)

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The Midnight Sky (2020)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have not been able to go to movie theaters nor film festivals.  So now, with the help of award-season screeners, this month I am catching up. What happened to George Clooney?  More than ten years ago he started his directorial career with two brilliant bio-pics, Confessions of a Dangerous […]

| January 2, 2021
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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have not been able to go to movie theaters nor film festivals.  So now, with the help of award-season screeners, this month I am catching up. Of all the misfit circumstances wrought by the troubling year of 2020, one of the cruelest was the unexpected farewell of Chadwick Boseman.  […]

| January 1, 2021
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I’m Your Woman (2020)

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I’m Your Woman (2020)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have not been able to go to movie theaters nor film festivals.  So now, with the help of award-season screeners, this month I am catching up. I love good exploitation, but I must admit that I have a general distaste for homages the exploitation.  Some things just can’t be […]

| December 31, 2020
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I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have not been able to go to movie theaters nor film festivals.  So now, with the help of award-season screeners, this month I am catching up. WOW!  So here goes . . . Charlie Kaufman has never failed to be intriguing.  His films are like little puzzle boxes that […]

| December 30, 2020
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