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Movies to See Right Now

I haven’t yet seen The Florida Project, and other than that, your best bets are on video this week. I really can’t recommend Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House. If you’re following special prosecutor Robert … 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

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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Movies to See Right Now

Right now, you can see four of my Best Movies of 2015 – So Far: the CAN’T MISS coming of age masterpiece Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, opening today. Love & Mercy, the emotionally powerful biopic of the … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Right now, you can see three of my Best Movies of 2015 – So Far: Love & Mercy, the emotionally powerful biopic of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson. the intensely thoughtful Ex Machina. the thoughtful and authentic dramedy I’ll See … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Another weekend with something for every discerning cinephile: I liked the droll Swedish dramedy Force Majeure, which won an award at Cannes and is Sweden’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. The brilliant comedy about personal identity, Dear White … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

We’re sliding into the blockbuster doldrums of summer, but the best movie of the year is opening more widely next week (teaser). Right now, I heartily recommend Fading Gigolo, a wonderfully sweet romantic comedy written, directed and starring John Tuturro. … 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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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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