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Movies to See Right Now

This week’s primary recommendation is to go out and see The Big Sick, the best American movie of the year so far. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll fall in love.  Here are more choices (but see The Big Sick first!): … 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

We’re in June, which means an emphasis on “tent pole” movies – the big blockbusters aimed at attracting mobs of kids and teens.  The bottom line: there are just a few intelligent movies for adults in theaters now, but more available … Continue reading

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TCM’s June feast of noir

It’s more than a film fest, it’s a feast of film noir. This June, Turner Classic Movies’ Friday Night Spotlight will focus on Noir Writers.  The guest programmer and host will be San Francisco’s Eddie Muller, founder and president of … Continue reading

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Coming up on TV: Strangers on a Train

On June 24, Turner Classic Movies is broadcasting this 1951 Alfred Hitchcock suspense thriller – one of his very best. A hypothetical discussion about murdering inconvenient people turns out to be not so hypothetical. Robert Walker plays one of the … Continue reading

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All new – Movies to See Right Now

This week, the best choices are the sweet, funny and thoughtful Beginners and Midnight in Paris.  If you have kids, Pixar’s Cars 2 is an excellent choice (adults will especially enjoy the James Bond spoof thread).  So is Super 8, … Continue reading

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Updated Movies to See Right Now

The Must See films in theaters this week remain Inside Job and The Social Network. Hereafter and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest are also good choices.  Morning Glory (more tomorrow) is a passable comedy. Charles Ferguson’s brilliant documentary … Continue reading

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Updated Movies to See Right Now

Make sure that you see The Social Network.   The birth story of Facebook is a riveting tale of college sophomores that are brilliant, ambitious, immature, self-absorbed and disloyal – and about to become zillionaires.  It’s a triumph for actor Jesse … Continue reading

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5 Classic American Movies to Start With

My sister-in-law just asked me a great question:  name five movies that will introduce a high school student to classic American films.  (Even more interesting, the student is here on an exchange program from Europe.)   So I came up … Continue reading

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Movies to see right now

I’ve updated of the Movies To See Right Now page.   La Mission is now in theaters (see post below).  Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is new on DVD  Gran Torino, Strangers on a Train, Pan’s Labyrinth, Bob LeFlambeur … Continue reading

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