Author Archive: Jerry Roberts

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

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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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Dick Johnson is Dead (2020)

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Dick Johnson is Dead (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. Some people seem more prepared for the inevitabilities of life than others.  Take, for example, Dick Johnson, a Seattle-based former psychiatrist and Seventh […]

| December 29, 2020
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The Pod Bay Doors – A Movie Podcast | The Godfather, Coda: “The Death of Michael Corleone” (2020)

The Pod Bay Doors – A Movie Podcast | The Godfather, Coda: “The Death of Michael Corleone” (2020)

This episode, Jerry and Doug end the year with a look at Francis Ford Coppola’s recent re-edit of The Godfather Part III, now retitled The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone, which was Coppola’s original title for the film in 1990, but Paramount would have none of it. Now he’s re-ordered scenes and created […]

| December 28, 2020
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Totally Under Control (2020)

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Totally Under Control (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. Is it too early to begin chronicling the COVID-19 pandemic?  Director Alex Gibney doesn’t seem to think so.  Within the fast-paced panoply of […]

| December 27, 2020
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