Tag: Reviews

“I Am Not Your Negro” Is A Superb Documentary

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HOLLYWOOD—James Baldwin stands as one of the towering figures of American literature. A brilliant novelist and essayist, his words have only proved more pertinent...

“Paterson” An Interesting Art-House Film

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HOLLYWOOD—The everyday is a popular subject right now. I define this as that particular type of film, story, etc., that addresses the almost imperceptible,...

“La La Land,” An Overrated Bust

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HOLLYWOOD—“La La Land” is one of the most acclaimed films of 2016. It has garnered a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer score of 93 percent and...

“Manchester by the Sea” A Sad, Wonderful Drama

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HOLLYWOOD—This isn’t new ground for a movie. Grief, depression, and the return of a prodigal son are common themes in our cinematic stories. Films...

The Beautiful Brilliance Of “The Red Turtle”

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HOLLYWOOD—Ghibli movies are one of the great things about being a cinema lover. Classics like “Princess Mononoke”, “Howl’s Moving Castle”, and “Spirited Away” are...

The Imperfect But Necessary “Loving”

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HOLLYWOOD—It’s something we shouldn’t forget. Within the living memory laws against miscegenation (interracial marriage) where common place. California’s ban ended with the Perez v....

“Arrival” Is A Beautiful, Cerebral Drama

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HOLLYWOOD—“Arrival” is the best kind of sci-fi. It’s not only an eerie, thought provoking drama, but it’s something new. The best thing I could...

“Moonlight” Is One Of The Best Films Of 2016

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HOLLYWOOD—Like numerous great works of art “Moonlight” is many things. It is tender, beautiful love story, a reflection on the cycle of violence and...

“Miss Hokusai” Is A Beautiful Anime Drama

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HOLLYWOOD—Anime films often go unappreciated by American film audiences. There are exceptions of course, but by large they are overshadowed by the big Disney and...

“Morris From America” Fails To Live Up To Its Potential

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HOLLYWOOD—“Morris from America” has some things to love. It’s at times a charming story about growing up, young love, music, and those early experiences that...

“Five Nights In Maine” Disappoints

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HOLLYWOOD—A big trend in all forms of fiction now a days is the attempt by artists to capture the universal, normal hardships of the...

“Ghostbusters” A Visually Stunning, Hilarious, Feminist Adventure

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HOLLYWOOD—You have to give things a chance. We all have high expectations when an American favorite like “Ghostbusters” gets remade. Stories take on lives...

Jesse Ball’s New Novel Is A Tremendous Tale

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UNITED STATES—Jesse Ball continuously asks us a question in his new novel “How To Set A Fire And Why?” Why does Lucia desire to burn...
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