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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

Here are this week’s recommendations: The Martian – an entertaining Must See space adventure – even for folks who usually don’t enjoy science fiction; Bridge of Spies – Steven Spielberg’s Cold War espionage thriller with Tom Hanks, featuring a fantastic … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

It’s time for the Oscars, so you really should watch the year’s best film (and Oscar favorite) Boyhood if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s available on DVD from Netflix and streaming from Amazon Instant, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube, Google Play … Continue reading

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Mel Brooks: Make a Noise: a master looks back

PBS’s American Master series is airing the documentary Mel Brooks: Make a Noise, which reviews the career of master filmmaker Mel Brooks.  In particular, we glimpse inside the making of such masterpieces as The Producers (one of my Greatest Movies of All … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Three documentaries are dominating this week’s cinematic landscape: The Gatekeepers is a documentary centered around interviews with all six surviving former chiefs of Shin Bet, Israel’s super-secret internal security force.  These are hard ass guys who share a surprising perspective … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

I haven’t yet seen 56 Up, the next chapter in the greatest documentary series ever. Starting with Seven Up! in 1964, director Michael Apted has followed the same fourteen British children, filming snapshots of their lives at ages 7, 14, … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Now is the time to catch future Oscar contenders on the big screen, especially crowd pleasers like True Grit, The King’s Speech and Black Swan. True Grit is the Coen Brothers’ splendid Old West story of Mattie Ross, a girl … Continue reading

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