Review: “Long Shot”

4 out of 5 stars. At first glance, Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen seem to be an unusual pairing.  Their unexpected chemistry plays a large part in “Long Shot,” a romantic comedy in which Theron plays powerful and elegant Secretary of State Charlotte Field and Rogen plays awkward and funny journalist Fred Flarsky.  They unexpectedly […]

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Review: “Crazy Rich Asians”

4 out of 5 stars. “Crazy Rich Asians” is the first film produced by a Hollywood studio to boast an all-Asian principal cast in 25 years.  They are a minority who are often either grossly under-represented, or poorly represented, in major American films.  And while “Crazy Rich Asians,” which is based on the novel of […]

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Review: “Love, Simon”

4 out of 5 stars. “Love, Simon,” has everything you’d expect to find in a teen rom-com: a quirky sense of humor, misunderstandings that complicate friendships, attempts to fit in while navigating the drama of high school, and the search for first love.  But the one thing that makes “Love, Simon” not just stand apart […]

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Review: “The Big Sick”

4.5 out of 5 stars. Boy meets girl.  Boy falls for girl.  Boy loses girl.  Girl falls into a coma.  It sounds like a plot whipped up just for film, but it actually is the real-life love story of Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon—which they then turned into a screenplay for a […]

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