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Tricky Dick and the Man in Black /Remastered documentary series episode 2/Directed by Sara Dosa and Barbara Kopple, 2018.

With Richard Nixon, Pat Buchanan, Johnny Cash, John Carter Cash, Joanne Cash Johnny Cash deliberately steered clear of politics yet his sense of what is right and wrong in the face of the Vietnam War, and the struggles of native … Continue reading

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Roma (directed by Alfonso Cuaron), 2018.

in Spanish with subtitles for Spanish but not indigenous dialect.  With Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira. Alfonso Cuaron has created an indelible portrait of a caregiver/maid/general factotum as hero.  Cleo is not just a maid.  She is the main source … Continue reading

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Free Solo, directed by Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2018.

This is one of the most harrowing movies I have ever seen.  It beats action movies, superhero movies with special effects, chase scenes up and down dangerous streets.  Continue reading

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A Star Is Born, directed by Bradley Cooper, 2018.

I keep hearing certain songs in my head. They just don’t go away, especially “Maybe It’s Time to Let the Old Ways Die,” which Cooper sings beautifully.  Continue reading

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Learning to Drive, directed by Isabel Coixet, 2014.

with Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley and Grace Gummer and Samantha Bee. A woman whose husband leaves her for a younger woman, whose daughter has just left for college in a remote state, whose living depends on being brainy and … Continue reading

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The Old Man and the Gun, directed by David Lowery, 2018.

With Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, Casey Affleck, Tika Sumpter. The movie has a great story to tell.  Forrest Tucker, a masterly thief, was a real person.   Robert Redford as Forrest Tucker is first seen when he … Continue reading

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Wildlife, directed by Paul Dano, 2018.

Screenplay by Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan. With Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould. Joe Brinson is fourteen years old when his parents begin to show signs of wear and tear in their marriage.  His mother does not act worried … Continue reading

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