(3.5 *) It’s good, but requires a lot of effort!
(4 Stars) A film noire psychological thriller that keeps your interests, darkly.
(3.5 *) Another good take on family. Terrific setup in the first 10 minutes.
(4.5 *) A simple tale, simply told. But delivers a big emotional payoff.
(4 Stars) No, Not Best Picture But a Satirical film with a not-so-funny message.
(3.5 *) Technically near perfect, but lacking in the dramatic storytelling.
(3 *) A fun movie until you understand that it isn’t completely truthful.
(5 Stars) A stunning sensory experience and quite likely the next Star Wars.
(3.5 *) Alana Haim is a real gem, but the movie is a Hollywood-inside-joke.
(4.5 Stars) Quite likely the Best Picture of the Year. Let me explain why.
(4 Stars) An important film that explores the world of sound.
A powerful drama with terrific acting from Kaluuya, but needs some work on the story. (4 Stars)
(3.5 Stars) Pretty to look at, but not enough anger!
(5 Stars) A perfectly crafted movie with profound impact.
(3.5 Stars). Technically near perfect, but ‘Where’s the beef?’
(4 Stars) A good telling of an important moment in history that is relevant today.
(4 Stars) A look at a troubled man and a tough time in Hollywood.
(4.5 Stars) A terrific thriller that is also a romantic comedy and a social commentary. Fun in many ways, but with an important message.
(5 Stars) An exceptionally well crafted movie that moves you through multiple emotions all while exploring the complexities of social class.
(4.5 Stars) In addition to what you expect, it shows that old folks still have huge creative talent. Still one of the best pictures of 2019.
(5 Stars) A wonderful feminist approach that is perfect holiday entertainment. A well crafted movie.
(4.5 Stars) A sometimes difficult movie to watch, but with powerful moments. The boundaries between love and hate are thin.
(3.5 Stars) A movie Of Hollywood, By Hollywood, and, most importantly, FOR Hollywood!
(3 Stars) Some good moments. But the movie doesn’t quite come together.
(4 Stars) A technical masterpiece that overwhelms the story.
(4 Stars) Rousing entertainment placing the viewer right behind the wheel at 200 mph.
(4.5 Stars) Difficult to watch, especially right now. But perhaps necessary.
(3.5 Stars) Liberals will find humor and lots to support disliking Cheney. Conservatives, well, maybe you should avoid this one.
(4.5 Stars) Best Picture Winner and a compelling tale of two men, unlikely partners in a road-trip through the Deep South. One of the better movies of the year.
(3 Stars) Although laced with fun and titillating moments throughout, the movie doesn’t deliver a totally coherent message.
(3.5 Stars) In yet another remake, Lady Gaga shows she can act better than Bradley Cooper can sing. Its OK if you’re into sappy romances.
(4.5 Stars) Rami Malek delivers a terrific performance as Freddie Mercury in an excellent film I liked better than the professional critics.
(5 Stars) One of my favorite movies of the year, a black man joins the KKK. Although it sounds like a comedy, this is a Spike Lee movie full of important messages.
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