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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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Movies to See Right Now

I really like Bay Area filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s Creed – the newest and entirely fresh chapter in the Rocky franchise.  I’ll write about it soon, but don’t wait for my post. Also in theaters now: The Irish romantic drama Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

In the movie theaters, we are still in the dreaded Mid August Doldrums, but there are some good choices: The End of the Tour is the smartest road trip movie ever, starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg. Be sure to … Continue reading

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12 movie classics coming up on TV

Turner Classic Movies is celebrating the Oscars with its annual 31 Days of Oscars, filling its broadcast schedule with Academy Award-winning films.   On this Thursday through Sunday, the TCM lineup is especially rich, including these gems: Seven Days in May: … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The best new movie is Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller Side Effects with Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  In Stand Up Guys, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin play old mobsters gearing up for one last surge of … Continue reading

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Coming up on TV: Anatomy of a Murder and its great jazz soundtrack

Turner Classic Movies is broadcasting Anatomy of a Murder on December 9.  I love this film for its great courtroom scene, for the great performances by James Stewart, George C. Scott, Ben Gazzara and Lee Remick and for its exquisite … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The best choice in theaters this week is the Irish dark comedy The Guard, starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle. There are three movies now in theaters from my list of Best Movies of 2011 – So Far, including Woody … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now – Updated

This is the time of year that I live for –  lots of great choices in the theaters.  I strongly recommend Rabbit Hole, an exquisite exploration of the grieving process with great performances by Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhardt, Diane Wiest, … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now (very late August Edition)

Now we’re really down to the August dregs in theaters. Here’s your chance to see some better movies from earlier in the year. Inception, Toy Story 3, The Girl Who Played With Fire, Get Low and The Kids Are All … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now (late August edition)

As my friend Keith always advises me, movie distributors send out their weakest material in August.  Make lemonade out of the lemons by catching up on the better movies from earlier in the year. Inception and Toy Story 3 are two … Continue reading

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