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Movies to See Right Now

This hasn’t been a first-rate summer for movies, but you MUST SEE the historical thriller Dunkirk and the delightful romantic comedy The Big Sick. The best of the rest: Baby Driver is just an action movie, but the walking, running … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER – big deals are not for little men

In Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, writer-director Joseph Cedar and his star Richard Gere combine to create the unforgettable character of Norman Oppenheimer, a Jewish Willy Loman who finally gets his chance to … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

In theaters this week: The delightfully smart and character-driven Israeli comedy The Women’s Balcony with a community of traditional women in revolt.  The longer you’ve been married, the funnier you’ll find The Women’s Balcony. The David and Goliath documentary Abacus: … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

I recommend the David and Goliath documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, the riveting story of an American family business bullied into a nightmarish fight for survival. Other recommendations in theaters: Paris Can Wait, a female fantasy with glorious French … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Why so few good films in theaters right now?  I’ll tell you why!  According to my calculations, a whopping 45% of all theater screens in Silicon Valley are devoted to ONLY THREE MOVIES:  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

It’s Memorial Day weekend.  Scroll down for my recommendations of current and classic movies on video and television that honor military service. Recommended movies to see in theaters this week: Opening this weekend, The Commune, looks like comedy of errors, … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Recommended movies to see in theaters this week: The gentle and insightful end-of-life drama Truman. Often funny, it’s a weeper that is never maudlin. One of the best movies of the year.  Hard to find, but worth it. The droll … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Recommended movies to see in theaters this week: The gentle and insightful end-of-life drama Truman. Often funny, it’s a weeper that is never maudlin. One of the best movies of the year.  Hard to find, but worth it. The Lost … Continue reading

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NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER: big deals are not for little men

In Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,  writer-director Joseph Cedar and his star Richard Gere combine to create the unforgettable character of Norman Oppenheimer, a Jewish Willy Loman who finally gets his chance to … Continue reading

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