Category Archives: Weekly Movie Recommendations

Movies to See Right Now

The best movies of the year are in theaters right now, and here are the very best: Steven Spielberg’s docudrama on the Pentagon Papers, The Post, is both a riveting thriller and an astonishingly insightful portrait of Katharine Graham by … Continue reading

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Stream of the Week: WIND RIVER – another masterpiece from Taylor Sheridan

With the contemporary Western thriller Wind River, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has delivered another masterpiece, this time in his first effort as director. Wind River was probably my most anticipated film of the year because I pegged Sheridan’s previous movie Hell … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The best movies of the year are in theaters right now, and here are the very best: Steven Spielberg’s docudrama on the Pentagon Papers, The Post, is both a riveting thriller and an astonishingly insightful portrait of Katharine Graham by … Continue reading

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Stream of the Week: HARD EIGHT – the indie neo-noir that launched careers

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread is topping a good many critics’ top ten lists. So it’s a good time to revisit Anderson’s first feature, Hard Eight, a neo-noir from 1996. In Hard Eight, the down-on-his-luck simpleton John (John C. Reilly) … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Many of the best movies of the year are in theaters right now, and here are the very best.  The links for Phantom Thread, Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project and I, Tonya will go live throughout this … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Many of the best movies of the year are in theaters right now, and here are the very best: Pixar’s Coco is a moving and authentic dive into Mexican culture, and it’s visually spectacular. The Shape of Water, Guillermo del … Continue reading

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DVD/Streams of the Week: the best movies of the year

About half of the year’s best movies are already out on video. I’ve been shilling The Big Sick and Truman over the past month. Here are the rest: Wind River: another masterpiece from Taylor Sheridan. Smart, layered and intelligent, Wind … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Many of the best movies of the year are in theaters right now, and here are the very best: Pixar’s Coco is a moving and authentic dive into Mexican culture, and it’s visually spectacular. The Shape of Water, Guillermo del … Continue reading

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Stream of the Week: TRUMAN – how people say goodbye

For the second week in a row, I’m suggesting that you take this opportunity to watch what may be the best movie of this year – in your own home. In the deeply emotionally affecting and humane Spanish film Truman, … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

We’ve had a surge of universally acclaimed movies open in Silicon Valley, and here are the very best (some of the links will go live later in the weekend): Pixar’s Coco, a moving and authentic dive into Mexican culture. It’s … Continue reading

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