Category Archives: Weekly Movie Recommendations

Movies to See Right Now

We’ve had a surge of universally acclaimed movies open in Silicon Valley: Darkest Hour, Novitiate and The Shape of Water, along with The Disaster Artist (which looks like a hoot and a half).  The Florida Project and Pixar’s Coco have … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: THE BIG SICK

The Must See romantic comedy The Big Sick is the closest thing to a perfect movie this summer. Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh in Silicon Valley) plays a Pakistani-American stand-up comedian whose parents insist on arranging a marriage with a Muslim Pakistani … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

The prestige movies are rolling out in theaters and I’ve already added two Must Sees to my Best Movies of 2017 – So Far: Lady Bird , an entirely fresh coming of age comedy that explores the mother-daughter relationship – an … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

For your Thanksgiving viewing pleasure, complete with four new movie recommendations, here are my picks for the long weekend. My top two recommendations are Lady Bird , an entirely fresh coming of age comedy that explores the mother-daughter relationship – … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: DEADFALL – dysfunctional families converge just in time for Thanksgiving

Deadfall is a solid recent thriller that has flown flew under the radar. Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde are brother and sister running for the Canadian border after a casino heist. They wreck their car and split up. The brother … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

In theaters now: I liked LBJ, an effective Cliff Notes history lesson, with another fine performance by Woody Harrelson. Murder on the Orient Express is a moderately entertaining lark. The highly acclaimed Novitiate, Lady Bird, Last Flag Flying, Darkest Hour, Three … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

So the highly acclaimed Novitiate, Lady Bird, Last Flag Flying, Darkest Hour and The Square have reached the Bay Area, but only in a few theaters.  The festival audience favorite Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri arrives next weekend.  Of these, … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: IDA – something to compare with this year’s best

The big Prestige Movies are arriving in theaters and Oscar campaigns are being launched, so this week I’m giving you a movie that you can compare to 2017’s Oscar Bait – the recent Polish drama Ida. The title character is … Continue reading

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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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Stream of the Week: THE HOUSE ON PINE STREET – does she really see a ghost?

So here’s the thing with every movie ghost story – either the ghost is real, or the protagonist is crazy enough to hallucinate one. The beauty of The House on Pine Street is that the story is right down the … Continue reading

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