Biography

Time

(3.5 Stars) A somewhat troubling film about the unjust impact of long sentences on Black families.

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Irishman

(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.

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Judy

(3.5 Stars) An exceptional performance by Zellweger in an otherwise mediocre movie.

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Bombshell

(3.5 Stars). A pleasant diversion with exceptional actresses, but a less than stellar writer and director.

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Harriet

(3 Stars) Good music, camera work, and Erivo’s performance. But stumbles on story-telling.

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Vice

(3.5 Stars) Liberals will find humor and lots to support disliking Cheney. Conservatives, well, maybe you should avoid this one.

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RBG

(2 Stars) Interesting, and fairly standard documentary, but a bit overly sympathetic to the subject. Everyone has a few flaws.

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Green Book

(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.

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The Favourite

(3 Stars) Although laced with fun and titillating moments throughout, the movie doesn’t deliver a totally coherent message.

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First Man

(3 Stars) Another tale of Neil Armstrong’s life and walk on the moon. Won the Visual Effects Oscar.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

(4.5 Stars) Rami Malek delivers a terrific performance as Freddie Mercury in an excellent film I liked better than the professional critics.

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BlacKkKlansman

(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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