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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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I SAW THE LIGHT: but the theater was projecting this dull movie

You really can’t blame Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olson or any of the cast for the unremitting dullness of the biopic I Saw the Light.  The life of Hank Williams, Sr. was so filled with pathos and singular achievement that it … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: VERY GOOD GIRLS: two girlfriends and one guy

This week’s DVD/Stream of the Week is this year’s outstanding coming of age movie Very Good Girls.  Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen play best buds who graduate from high school and decide they need to lose their respective virginities before heading … Continue reading

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In Secret: predictable, stilted and too many clothes

In Secret is a period romance with the look and set-up of a Jane Austin movie, the plot of The Postman Always Rings Twice and the appeal of neither.  A poor orphan girl (Elizabeth Olsen) is dispatched to living with … Continue reading

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Liberal Arts: promising, but hollow

I liked so much about Liberal Arts that I wondered why I felt so unsatisfied leaving the theater. I finally realized that the central character just didn’t work for me, making an otherwise good movie into a hollow one. Liberal … Continue reading

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