Category Archives: Weekly Movie Recommendations

Movies to See Right Now

Before you see any other movie, go see The Big Sick, the best American movie of the year so far. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll fall in love. Here are more choices (but see The Big Sick first!): Baby Driver … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: DRINKING BUDDIES – an unusually genuine romantic comedy

In Drinking Buddies, Olivia Wilde plays the only female employee of an urban craft brewery. She and her co-worker best buddy (Jake Johnson) eat their lunches together every day, kid around on the job and join the crew for beers … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

This week’s primary recommendation is to go out and see The Big Sick, the best American movie of the year so far. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll fall in love.  Here are more choices (but see The Big Sick first!): … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: LOCKE – a thriller about responsibility

The thriller Locke is about an extremely responsible guy (Tom Hardy) who has made one mistake – and he’s trying to make it right. But trying to do the responsible thing in one part of your life can have uncomfortable … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

After a long and boring drought, there is finally an appealing menu of movie choices in theaters: Baby Driver is just an action movie, but the walking, running and driving are brilliantly time to the beat of music. The Journey … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: DEAD MAN’S BURDEN – times are hard and the women are harder

I always welcome a new Western, and writer-director Jared Moshe’s impressive debut Dead Man’s Burden takes us to a darkly realistic Old West. The dry New Mexico landscape is beautiful but unforgiving, and the law is three days ride away. … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Current movie recommendations (Okja and Moka are both good – don’t get them mixed up): Okja, another wholly original creation from the imagination of master filmmaker Bong Joon Ho, is streaming on Netflix and opening in theaters. The delightfully smart … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: LAND HO! – rowdy geezer roadtrip to Iceland

Here’s a really fun movie. Land Ho! features a vibrant and irascible geezer who conscripts an old friend into a rowdy road trip to – of all random places – Iceland. It’s a showcase for Earl Lynn Nelson, who essentially … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

In theaters this week: The delightfully smart and character-driven Israeli comedy The Women’s Balcony with a community of traditional women in revolt. The longer you’ve been married, the funnier you’ll find The Women’s Balcony. The David and Goliath documentary Abacus: … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

In theaters this week: The delightfully smart and character-driven Israeli comedy The Women’s Balcony with a community of traditional women in revolt.  The longer you’ve been married, the funnier you’ll find The Women’s Balcony. The David and Goliath documentary Abacus: … Continue reading

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