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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Title: The Ballad of Buster ScruggsWritten and directed by: Joel and Ethan CoenStarring: Tim Blake Nelson, James France, Liam Neeson, Tom Waits, Zoe Kazan, Brendan Gleeson (and a cast of many more)Music by: Carter Burwell I have been waiting long, so long, for someone to do it well. The Coen Brothers…
April 12, 2019
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Green Book (2018)

Title: Green Book Directed by: Peter Farrelly Written by: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, and Peter Farrelly Starring: Viggo Mortenson and Mahershala Ali Green Book, an otherwise forgettable movie, has one remarkable quality: Whatever your views on social relations in America, it will reinforce them.…
February 22, 2019
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Roma (2018)

Title: Roma Written and Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey They didn’t title this movie for descriptive purposes. Roma could have been called “Scenes from a Year in a Mexican Maid’s Life.” Or, to be briefer, “Memories of a Maid.”…
February 8, 2019
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Black Mirror: “Bandersnatch”

Title: Bandersnatch Directed by: David Slade Written by: Charlie Brooker Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Craig Parkinson, Alice Lowe Music by: Brian Reitzell This is an interactive review of the new interactive film Bandersnatch, which is part of the science-fiction series Black Mirror on Netflix. When you watch this movie, you will make over a…
January 18, 2019
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First Man (2018)

Title: First Man Directed by: Damien Chazelle Written by: Josh Singer and James Hansen Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler Music by: Justin Hurwitz Dear Damien Chazelle, It has been over a decade since I walked out of a movie theater. Sadly, the latest…
November 9, 2018
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Title: Blade Runner 2049Directed by: Denis VilleneuveFilm series: Blade Runner Film SeriesScreenplay: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green In the season of “Flatliners” and “It” being remade and released, “Blade Runner 2049” is yet another recent offering of 1980s pop-culture nostalgia. It’s a $155 million work of fan-fiction that…
October 18, 2018
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The Rider (2017)

Title: The Rider Written and Directed by: Chloe Zhao Starring: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lisa Jandreau, Lane Scott Music by: Nathan Halpern The Rider ends with the sentence, “Don’t give up on your dreams.” Had you told me that before I saw it, I would have dismissed…
June 30, 2018
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Chappaquiddick (2017)

Title: ChappaquiddickDirected by: John CurranWritten by: Taylor Allen and Andrew LoganStarring: Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Jim GaffiganMusic by: Garth Stevenson Published on: May 19, 2018 Democracy is a fickle beast. Sometimes, serial adulterers and bombastic liars can become or remain mayors, governors, Senators, and Presidents. Sometimes, these politicians can survive…
May 19, 2018
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A Quiet Place (2018)

Title: A Quiet Place Directed by: John Krasinski Written by: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmons, Noah Jupe Music by: Marco Beltrami "A Quiet Place” did something at the movie theater that I have never witnessed before. It made a large group…
May 5, 2018
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The 15:17 to Paris (2018)

Title: The 15:17 to Paris Directed by: Clint Eastwood Written by: Dorothy Blyskal Starring: Alek Skarlato, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer Music by: Christian Jacob The best thing I can say about Clint Eastwood’s new movie, “The 15:17 to Paris,” is that it…
February 13, 2018