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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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DVD/Stream of the Week: IDA – something to compare with this year’s best

The big Prestige Movies are arriving in theaters and Oscar campaigns are being launched, so this week I’m giving you a movie that you can compare to 2017’s Oscar Bait – the recent Polish drama Ida. The title character is … Continue reading

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One last glance at the Oscars

The Academy has just gotta do something because this show is becoming more and more unwatchable every year.  The three hours and 9 minutes of this year’s extravanagnza had only seven memorable “Oscar moments” and six of them were not … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

My top two recommendations for this weekend are: The brilliant indie comedy about personal identity, Dear White People; and The best Hollywood movie of 2014, the thriller Gone Girl, with a career-topping performance by Rosamund Pike. I saw Dear White … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: It’s still the Must See IDA

I’m repeating last week’s recommendation of the Polish drama Ida. It’s a Must See. Ida is available on DVD from Netflix and streaming from Amazon Instant, YouTube, Google Play and Xbox Video.

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Movies to See Right Now

The brilliant comedy about personal identity Dear White People opens today, along with the Sundance hit Whiplash and the Bill Murray crowd pleaser St. Vincent. I saw Dear White People at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and have been … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: IDA

The Polish drama Ida, which I first saw at this year’s Cinequest, is now available on video.  I currently rate it as (next to Boyhood) the best movie I’ve seen this year. The title character is a novice nun who … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

This a GREAT WEEK for cinema. The wonderfully wry German dark comedy A Coffee in Berlin opens today. In a brilliant debut feature, writer-director Jan Ole Gerster has created a warm-hearted but lost character who needs to connect with others … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Don’t miss the two MUST SEE movies out now. The first is the Canadian knee-slapper The Grand Seduction – the funniest film of the year so far and a guaranteed audience pleaser. The second is my pick for the year’s … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

There are two MUST SEE movies out now. The first is the Canadian knee-slapper The Grand Seduction – the funniest film of the year so far and a guaranteed audience pleaser. The second is my pick for the year’s best … Continue reading

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