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The films of Taylor Sheridan

The actor Taylor Sheridan has written three recent films, and he has emerged as one of America’s most important filmmakers.  The three movies are Sicario, Hell or High Water and Wind River (which is his directorial debut – I’m not … 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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2016 at the Movies: most overlooked

This blog exists because I’m an evangelist for outstanding films that may be overlooked by people who will appreciate them.  You don’t need ME to tell you that Loving and La La Land are good movies.  What’s important to me … 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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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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DVD/Stream of the Week: the best films from earlier in 2016

For the rest of 2016, I’m recommending the best movies of 2016 that are already available on video: Hell or High Water is a character-driven crime drama that is atmospheric, gripping, and packed with superb performances. A screenwriting masterpiece by … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Top recommendations: Manchester by the Sea: MUST SEE. Don’t miss Casey Affleck’s career-topping performance in the emotionally authentic drama . Elle: MUST SEE (but increasingly hard to find in theaters). A perverse wowzer with the year’s top performance by Isabelle … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: the best films from earlier in 2016

For the rest of 2016, I’m recommending the best movies of 2016 that are already available on video: Hell or High Water is a character-driven crime drama that is atmospheric, gripping, and packed with superb performances. A screenwriting masterpiece by … Continue reading

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A plea from The Movie Gourmet for Critics’ Awards and the Oscars

I’m always worried that the work of deserving filmmakers will get overlooked by the Academy Awards. It’s time for the critic’s awards, which can prompt Oscar nominations. And I have some opinions about some nuggets that should be recognized. BEST … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Top recommendations: Manchester by the Sea: MUST SEE.  Don’t miss Casey Affleck’s career-topping performance in the emotionally authentic drama . Elle: MUST SEE (but increasingly hard to find in theaters). A perverse wowzer with the year’s top performance by Isabelle … Continue reading

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