Category Archives: Comedy/Drama

War Machine (David Michôd) 2017 ** 5/28/2017

This is one of those “anti-war” movies that misses the point.  There are no bad guys – except for smug or faceless bureaucrats and those pesky rules of engagement.  Brad Pitt terribly overplays the marble-mouthed General Glen McMahon, come in … Continue reading

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Wilson (Craig Johnson) 2017 ** 5/19/2017

Overall a pleasant movie, if not destined to be memorable.  Wilson (Woody Harrelson) is a mix of a cynic and an optimist; ever hopeful about the world and the people in it only to be often disappointed.  The best parts … Continue reading

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Mistress America (Noah Baumbach) 2015 **** 3/6/2017

Tracy (Lola Kirke) is in her first semester of Barnard and feels like she’s at a party where she doesn’t know anyone.  Her mother is getting married soon and tells her to call her fiancé’s daughter, who also lives in … Continue reading

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Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach) 2013 **** 12/25/2016

This is a really special movie, and reveals the great talents of Greta Gerwig, who wrote the thing along with Noah Baumbach.  She plays Frances, adventuring around New York City with her best friend Sophie (Mickey Summer), apprenticing at a … Continue reading

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