Blonde – Long Sexy with Hidden Truths (3.5*)

Blonde is not a biography of Marilyn Monroe, although she is the central character. This is, instead, an unusually forceful exploration of how difficult it is for women to fuse their public and private personas. It is also an indictment of Hollywood, and of men generally. (3.5*)

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

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Cold War

 2/5 Oscar Nominations: Foreign Language Film (Poland)Director (Pawel Pawlikowski)Cinematography (Lukas Zal) Maybe one shouldn’t screen this movie after watching the German film “Never Look

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Never Look Away

(4.5 Stars) A German drama tracing the life of an East-German artist who struggles to find his true art form, and the meaning of his life. Professional critics didn’t like this as well.

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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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