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Movies to See Right Now

We’re on the verge of a promising Prestige Movie Season. For the time being: A Must See: the contemporary Western thriller Wind River, which has mystery, explosive action, wild scenery and some great acting, especially by Jeremy Renner and Gil … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: ELLE – subversive and absorbing, with Huppert’s stunning performance

The extraordinary performance of French actress Isabelle Huppert makes the already subversive Elle into a Must See. Huppert plays the middle-aged businesswoman Michèle, who is raped in her home in the first seconds of this movie. Elle is likely to … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

This week’s absolute MUST SEE is the wholly original German comedy Toni Erdmann. You’ll also enjoy these four movies: La La Land: the extraordinarily vivid romantic musical staring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Lion: an emotionally affecting family drama that … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

I love the wholly original German comedy Toni Erdmann, and today it opens widely throughout the Bay Area. It’s a Must See. You’ll also enjoy these four movies: La La Land: the extraordinarily vivid romantic musical staring Emma Stone and … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

I love the wholly original German comedy Toni Erdmann, and it opens this weekend in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area next weekend.  It’s a Must See.  I’m sure that you’ll also enjoy these three movies: La La Land: … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

It’s a pretty sure bet that you’ll enjoy these three: La La Land: the extraordinarily vivid romantic musical staring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Lion: an emotionally affecting family drama that makes the audience weep (in a good way). Hidden … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Don’t miss these two crowd pleasers: La La Land: the extraordinarily vivid romantic musical staring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Lion: an emotionally affecting family drama. Other top recommendations: Manchester by the Sea: MUST SEE. Don’t miss Casey Affleck’s career-topping … Continue reading

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Best Movies of 2016

Visit my Best Movies of 2016 for my list of the year’s best films, complete with images, trailers and my comments on each movie – as well as their availability to rent on DVD and to stream. My top ten … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

My movie recommendations for this Holiday weekend begin with these two crowd pleasers: La La Land: the extraordinarily vivid romantic musical staring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Lion: an emotionally affecting family drama. Other top recommendations: Manchester by the Sea: … Continue reading

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2016 at the Movies: I hadn’t seen this before

Here are some things that I hadn’t seen before in the movies: Lead characters in Toni Erdmann and Elle that were completely sui generis. A movie exposé, Under the Sun, built out of outtakes shot under the noses of the … Continue reading

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