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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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Spotlight (Tom McCarthy) 2015 **** 2/2/2017

The story of the reporting team who told the story on the Catholic Church raping and systemic abuse, and told very well.  Chiefly because the movie choses not to elide the mistakes in not picking up the story years before, … Continue reading

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Passengers (Morten Tyldum) 2016 *** 12/31/2016

A science fiction romance starring Chris Pratt (who is at his most compelling here) and Jennifer Lawrence (who despite dealing with a hackily written character, Aurora Lane, shows once again her wonderful access to emotion that comes through as strong … Continue reading

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Chef (Jon Favreau) 2014 **** 12/24/2016

This father-son story is about Jon Favreau’s character Carl, who, after losing his Head Chef and high-end job prospects by unloading on a food critic to the pleasure of the internet, decamps to a food truck with his son (Emjay … Continue reading

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Brooklyn (John Crowley) 2015 **** 12/11/2016

Brooklyn’s a great immigrant story about Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), who emigrates from Ireland to the titular land.  She misses her sister Rose desperately, and her mother, as she adjusts to living in a boarding house taking meals with her … Continue reading

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Show Them No Mercy(George Marshall) 1935 *** 11/16/2016

When a convivial couple (Rochelle Hudson & Edward Norris) and their baby have a breakdown in the rain, they take shelter in a nearby house, which turns out to be the safe-pad for a quartet of crooks, led by the … Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris(Woody Allen) 2011 **** 10/14/2016

Paris is a golden city.  The opening sequence shots of this movie, showing the town change from day to rain to glowing stone street night, are beautiful on their own.  What follows is as well.  Gil(Owen Wilson) is a romantic … Continue reading

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