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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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Movies to See Right Now

Recommended movies to see in theaters this week: My top recommendation is The Lost City of Z, a thoughtful and beautifully cinematic revival of the adventure epic genre. In Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Three movies to see in theaters this week: My top recommendation is The Lost City of Z, a thoughtful and beautifully cinematic revival of the adventure epic genre. Free Fire is a witty and fun shoot ’em up. Their Finest … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

My top recommendation is The Lost City of Z, which opens in the Bay Area today. Also in theaters this week: Their Finest is an appealing, middling period drama set during the London Blitz. I liked the gloriously pulpy revenge … Continue reading

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THE PROMISE: predictable and somnolent

In a predictable trudge through the Armenian Genocide, The Promise delivers nothing that we haven’t seen before. Oscar Isaac plays an impoverished Armenian from the Anatolian outback who dreams of becoming a doctor. To afford medical school in Constantinople, he … Continue reading

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Cinequest: THE PROMISE

In a predictable trudge through the Armenian Genocide, The Promise delivers nothing that we haven’t seen before. Oscar Isaac plays an impoverished Armenian from the Anatolian outback who dreams of becoming a doctor. To afford medical school in Constantinople, he … Continue reading

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