Madame Web (2024)

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Madame Web (2024)

Madame Web takes place in 2003, which is fitting because feels like it was MADE in 2003!  You know, before Disney really started to build the MCU and every superhero movie was trying and, in most cases, failing to be Tim Burton’s Batman? This movie feels like that on a junior league level.  The palette […]

| February 20, 2024
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God + Country (2024)

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God + Country (2024)

I have been very quick to knock any film for having a preaching-to-the-choir narrative, whether it is on the right or the left.  It’s hard to both-sides an issue anymore and keep the public’s attention.  Everyone, it seems, wants to hear what they want to hear. The struggle comes in making that narrative at least […]

| February 20, 2024
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Vishniac (video review)

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Vishniac (video review)

| February 2, 2024
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Vishniac (2024)

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Vishniac (2024)

It is a little hard to walk into a documentary about The Holocaust anymore and not wonder what the latest entry is bringing to the conversation.  Holocaust documentaries are a crowded field; essential but crowded.  For me, the most successful are those that don’t cover the same ground.  The focus on the individual is not […]

| January 31, 2024
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The Movies of 1970 (Part 1)

The Movies of 1970 (Part 1)

It was a year of contrasts and that was reflected on the silver screen. Join me as I take a cinematic head trip through the inaugural year of 1970 from the first week in January to the last week in April.

| December 2, 2023
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Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

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Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

It is a fact that the two most destructive forces of mankind are greed and racism.  These two things have born more chaos and death than any disease or famine that you can name.  And yes, It has been, whether we like it or not, part of the make-up of American history almost from the […]

| October 21, 2023
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A Disturbance in the Force (2023)

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A Disturbance in the Force (2023)

This review is part of my coverage of The 25th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival It has been said that “The Star Wars Holiday Special” is the holy grail of bad television.I’ve seen it many times and, personally, I consider it closer to The Ark of the Covenant. Amid the most rabid fans of Star Wars […]

| August 27, 2023
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Lynch/Oz (2023)

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Lynch/Oz (2023)

It is reasonable to assume that you could take just about any popular director and apply some connection to The Wizard of Oz, particularly if they are known as a stylist.  But no one would better fit that motif than David Lynch whose films are surreal fantasies packed in with disturbing imagery and an Oz-like […]

| August 27, 2023
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