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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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Movies to See Right Now

Don’t miss the political documentary Weiner.  I haven’t had the chance to post about it yet, but it’s probably the best documentary of the year.  Weiner has more than its share of forehead-slapping moments and is often funny and always … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

We’re in Movie Prime Time – with fine Holiday movies big and small.  Here are the best: The Theory of Everything is a successful, audience-friendly biopic of both Mr. And Mrs. Genius. Set in the macho world of Olympic wrestling, … Continue reading

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Mike Nichols: a belated remembrance

I didn’t get a chance to weigh last week on the passing of the seminal filmmaker Mike Nichols, but on this Saturday Turner Classic Movies is airing three of Nichol’s movies: The Graduate, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Carnal … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The Chilean drama Gloria is about an especially resilient 58-year-old woman.  The Palestinian Omar is a heartbreaking romance inside a tense thriller; Omar is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. My DVD/Stream of the Week is the flawless true … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

This week, the theaters feature three historical dramas, the best being the suspenseful German Barbara.  In No, Gael Garcia Bernal stars as the regular guy who brainstormed the guerrilla advertising campaign that dethroned Chilean dictator Pinochet.  Emperor, with Tommy Lee … Continue reading

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New Movie Recommendations

True Grit, The King’s Speech, Black Swan and The Fighter are all crowd pleasers.  A bit more challenging, Another Year and Rabbit Hole are also on my list of Best Movies of 2010. 127 Hours, The Way Back, Somewhere and … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie Recommendations

If you want to see the Oscar nominees for Best Picture, I’d suggest catching True Grit, The King’s Speech, Black Swan and The Fighter in a theater. Another Year and Rabbit Hole are also on my list of Best Movies … Continue reading

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