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Movies to See Right Now

In theaters now: I liked LBJ, an effective Cliff Notes history lesson, with another fine performance by Woody Harrelson. Murder on the Orient Express is a moderately entertaining lark. The highly acclaimed Novitiate, Lady Bird, Last Flag Flying, Darkest Hour, Three … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

So the highly acclaimed Novitiate, Lady Bird, Last Flag Flying, Darkest Hour and The Square have reached the Bay Area, but only in a few theaters.  The festival audience favorite Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri arrives next weekend.  Of these, … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: IDA – something to compare with this year’s best

The big Prestige Movies are arriving in theaters and Oscar campaigns are being launched, so this week I’m giving you a movie that you can compare to 2017’s Oscar Bait – the recent Polish drama Ida. The title character is … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

I haven’t yet seen The Florida Project, and other than that, your best bets are on video this week. I really can’t recommend Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House. If you’re following special prosecutor Robert … Continue reading

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Stream of the Week: THE HOUSE ON PINE STREET – does she really see a ghost?

So here’s the thing with every movie ghost story – either the ghost is real, or the protagonist is crazy enough to hallucinate one. The beauty of The House on Pine Street is that the story is right down the … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Slim pickings in theaters this week.  I’ll be writing about Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House, which I really can’t recommend.  I haven’t yet seen The Florida Project. I have written this week about the … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: UNFRIENDED – run from your webcams!!!

In the very satisfying horror film Unfriended, it’s the one-year anniversary of a teenage girl’s suicide, and her bullying peers convene via webcams on social media. But their computers are hijacked by an Unknown Force who starts wreaking revenge. The … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

This weekend, I’m going to try to catch The Florida Project and Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House. Of the movies that I HAVE seen, I like the often funny and stealthily profound Lucky, starring … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream: Woody Harrelson’s overlooked gems

Woody Harrelson has come a long way from his cheerfully amiable dunderhead bartender in Cheers.  As an actor, Woody swings for the fences and is attracted to larger than life roles.  He’s also famous/notorious as an off-screen provocateur. And Woody … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The new PBS documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, The Vietnam War, is one of the best documentaries of the century and a superb history lesson, crucial to understand the America of today. It’s a Must See for Baby … Continue reading

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