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First Man

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October 2, 2018

In honor of NASA’s 60th anniversary, Universal Pictures offered advanced screenings of “First Man” a week early, and I was lucky to attend. It’s director Damien Chazelle’s adaptation of the landing on the moon mission, and its hero Neil Armstrong. His “La La Land” star Ryan Gosling portrays him with such emotions and integrity, that… Read More ›

The Favourite

I know we’re in a dark situation, what with Bret Kavanaugh being under hot water for the sexual allegations and Bill Cosby finally getting what’s coming to him, but I was actually turned on by Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest entry “The Favourite.” The director is known for making such bizarre indies as “The Lobster” and “The… Read More ›

Colette

Keira Knightley and Dominic West both give some of their finest performances in “Colette,” a period drama, which tries and fails to hold its anger on anti-feminism during the dawn of the modern age. Actually, the woman wanting to share her voice is Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), who has written stories about her personal life, whereas… Read More ›

Operation Finale

I wasn’t expecting much out of “Operation Finale,” a post WWII drama about the arrest and persecution of one of the Holocaust masterminds Adolf Eichmann (1906-1962). But as I sat down watching it, I was interested, not just the biography, but also the performances that make it watchable. In fact, that’s mainly why you should… Read More ›

Chappaquiddick

These days, some political dramas don’t really need Oliver Stone or Steven Spielberg to retell the truth about corruption in the past. We can sometimes rely on other filmmakers or Indie distributors to entertain us. And as far as I’m concerned half the people know the stories, so they probably wouldn’t bother seeing them, and… Read More ›

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