Category Archives: Weekly Movie Recommendations

Movies to See Right Now

It’s Memorial Day weekend.  Scroll down for my recommendations of current and classic movies on video and television that honor military service. Recommended movies to see in theaters this week: Opening this weekend, The Commune, looks like comedy of errors, … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Recommended movies to see in theaters this week: The gentle and insightful end-of-life drama Truman. Often funny, it’s a weeper that is never maudlin. One of the best movies of the year.  Hard to find, but worth it. The droll … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: HIDDEN FIGURES – Woman Power, Black Power, Brain Power

Hidden Figures tells the hitherto generally unknown story of some African-American women whose math wizardry was key to the success of the US space program in the early 1960s. It’s pretty rare that someone can make a historical movie about … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Recommended movies to see in theaters this week: The gentle and insightful end-of-life drama Truman. Often funny, it’s a weeper that is never maudlin. One of the best movies of the year.  Hard to find, but worth it. The Lost … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: LION – watch, enjoy, weep

The emotionally affecting drama Lion is one of the top crowd pleasers of the Holiday season and of the year. Here are the bones of the plot: An Indian boy is accidentally separated from his family and lost, ending up … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Recommended movies to see in theaters this week: My top recommendation is The Lost City of Z, a thoughtful and beautifully cinematic revival of the adventure epic genre. In Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: THE FOUNDER – moneygrubbing visionary

In the enjoyably addictive The Founder, Michael Keaton brings alive Ray Kroc, the man who created the global corporate superpower that is McDonald’s. It’s both a vivid portrait of a particular change-maker and a cold-eyed study of exactly what capitalism … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Three movies to see in theaters this week: My top recommendation is The Lost City of Z, a thoughtful and beautifully cinematic revival of the adventure epic genre. Free Fire is a witty and fun shoot ’em up. Their Finest … Continue reading

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Stream of the Week: ZERO DAYS – cyberwar triumph? maybe not

My Stream of the Week is a movie that has actually become MORE topical since its release last year.  The important and absorbing documentary Zero Days traces the story of an incredibly successful cyber attack by two nation states upon … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

My top recommendation is The Lost City of Z, which opens in the Bay Area today. Also in theaters this week: Their Finest is an appealing, middling period drama set during the London Blitz. I liked the gloriously pulpy revenge … Continue reading

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