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WHERE'D YOU GO, BERNADETTE? * * * ½ (Quirky comedy/drama) Cate Blanchett stars as an award-winning Seattle architect who walks away from her craft (for a reason we discover late in … more
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT * * * ½ (Coming of age film with good messages) Javed (newcomer Viviek Kalra) is a British-Pakistani-Muslim living in Luton, England in the late 1980s. His father … more
It has been a long, hot and disappointing summer at the movies. Friends still call and ask, What's good out there?" There are only two "Don't miss" summer movies that we can unequivocally recommend: The Lion King and Yesterday. My daughter buys a" more
FAST AND FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS AND SHAW* * * *(Fast, furious and funny)If you like the genre and the series of Fast and Furious films, you’ll love the team of Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs) and Jason … more
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD * * * (Tarantino's latest romp) What do Sharon Tate, Charles Manson and a movie star and his stunt double have in common? As the two-hour and 40-minute movie moves slowly along, there seems to be little connection. But more
THE LION KING * * * * (Dark, profound, Disney adaptation) First, there was the animated Disney film, then the unbelievably clever Broadway musical. Now comes Disney's dark and profound interpretation of the Circle of Life, as seen through the eyes of a more
WILD ROSE * * * (Poignant tale of Scottish country singer) Jesse Buckley plays Rose-Lynn Harlan, the aspiring country singer from, of all places, a working class neighborhood in Glasgow, Scotland. Our wild Rose has a few strikes against her. She has more
CRAWL * * (Intense, but unbelievable action /disaster flick) Haley, a University of Florida swimmer (Kaya Scodelario), is worried about her divorced dad (Barry Pepper), who is in the eye of a vicious Florida hurricane, rushing to the area when he more
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME* * *(More Marvel hero stuff)If your brain is not completely saturated with Marvel heroes, “Spider-Man: Far From Home” opens by saying good-bye to Iron Man Tony … more
MIDSOMMAR * * * (Disturbing, weird, foreboding horror film) Think of the weirdest horror movie you have ever seen and multiply by 10 and you have the strange mind of Ari Aster, who brought us another unusual horror flick in Hereditary. A big warning: more
PAVAROTTI * * * (Well-constructed documentary) Director Ron Howard does an excellent job of telling Luciano Pavarotti's life story in this two-hour documentary that covers all the bases. Using old black and white photos, talking heads, concert videos more
YESTERDAY * * * 1/2 (Don) Joyce * * * (Quirky musical fantasy) First of all, you have to buy into the fact that solar flares descended on Earth and caused everybody except Jack to forget that the Beatles ever existed. For some odd reason, they also don't more
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