Review: “Judy”

3 out of 5 stars. Some films feel like they were really only made to showcase their stars, and “Judy” is no exception.  The biopic directed by Rupert Goold and based on the stage play “End of the Rainbow” focuses on the final months of singer and actress Judy Garland’s life, and while its depiction […]

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Review: “Joker”

WARNING: The following review contains a couple spoilers for “Joker”. 1.5 out of 5 stars. Some men just want to watch the world burn. And sometimes, that’s all we need to know. But DC and Warner Brothers’ new film “Joker” is a character study of the iconic Batman villain that attempts to describe the characters’ […]

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Review: “Downton Abbey”

3.5 out of 5 stars. There’s always something comforting about returning to something familiar.  Such is the case with “Downton Abbey,” the film based on the British television series of the same name.  Broadcast in the U.S. as part of Masterpiece Theatre, series creator Julian Fellowes launched “Downton Abbey” in 2010.  The show, which follows […]

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Review: “Hustlers”

4 out of 5 stars. In “Hustlers,” the drama written and directed by Lorene Scafaria and based on the 2015 New York Magazine article titled “The Hustlers at Scores,” there are absolutely zero significant male characters.  Not since 1939’s “The Women” can I think of any other film that has managed to tell a purely […]

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Review: “It Chapter 2”

2 out of 5 stars. There is such a thing as being too ambitious.  It’s a line that “It,” the 2017 film based on part of Stephen King’s classic horror novel, dances along but never fully crosses.  But the second half of the story, “It Chapter 2,” is a nearly three-hour long story that tries […]

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Top 5 Movies of Summer 2019

We are now into the first week of September, and that means that the summer movie season is officially at its end.  But before we look forward to awards season and holiday blockbusters, it’s time to look back on the summer that began with what is now the highest grossing movie of all time, “Avengers: […]

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