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  • The Big Sick

    As I started to sit down and watch “The Big Sick,” I was surprised to know it was based on the true story of how comedian Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) met his wife Emily V. Gordon. He also wrote it… Read More ›

  • The Beguiled

    I took my mother to see “The Beguilled” in New York. Although the movie was slow at times, we both liked it for its acting and scenery. It was filmed in Louisiana, and the scope matches its lovely location. It’s… Read More ›

  • Baby Driver

    Here comes “Baby Driver,” an action comedy that’s wildly entertaining. It has everything neither “Transformers: the Last Knight” nor “The Mummy” have: a fresh script, colorful characters, first-rate action scenes, and laughs all around. Ansel Elgort gives his best performance… Read More ›

  • Beatriz at Dinner

    “Beatriz at Dinner” is a short movie, running at 83 minutes, but it’s also an emotional movie that shows us the black sheep of a group of people. This black sheep is an environmentalist and animal lover, while the rest… Read More ›

  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    I haven’t watched the Michael Bay “Transformers” movies in years, but I can tell you a few things. The first movie from 2007 was fun, the second from 2009 is both forgettable and boring, the third from 2011 was a… Read More ›

  • All Eyez on Me

    Just now, Jada Pinkett Smith said “All Eyez on Me” was “inaccurate” in how her story with Tupac Shakur (1971-1996) was told in the biopic. He never read a poem, he never said goodbye to her, and she never attended… Read More ›

  • Cars 3

    Not many would call “Cars” a Pixar classic, but I found it to be delightful. The sequel wasn’t as fresh as the original, but it had its moments. And now, we have “Cars 3,” which is the best since the… Read More ›

  • Rough Night

    I’ve only seen parts of “Very Bad Things,” a bomb from 1998, and trust me: it was not pretty. It involved guys accidentally killing a hooker and murdering a security guard (know the difference between killing and murdering) at a… Read More ›

  • Maudie

    Opens Friday in New York and Los Angeles “Maudie” is the true story of Maud Dowley (1903-1970), an arthritic woman with a limping body, but a passion for painting. Sally Hawkins was amazing in “Blue Jasmine,” but in “Maudie,” she… Read More ›

  • The Hero

    Sam Elliott has given many memorable performances, including his in “The Big Lebowski” and “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” and “The Hero” continues his legacy. This is one of his absolute best performances. He plays Lee Hayden, “a sad,… Read More ›

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