Author Archives: Patricia Markert

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Crazy Rich Asians, directed by John M. Chu (2018).

With Constance Wu and Henry Golding, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh. The plot centers on how Rachel Chu, product of a single mother growing up in Queens, and her boyfriend  Nick whose best friend is about to get married, withstand the troubles … Continue reading

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You Must Remember This (podcast). Written, directed, and narrated by Karina Longworth (2014-present)

You Must Remember This podcast is written, produced and narrated by Karina Longworth, a film critic with a Masters from NYU Cinema Studies, several years of experience reviewing movies for major newspapers.  She has written three or four books  about … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible-Fallout (directed by Christopher McQuarrie), 2018.

With Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg. Mission Impossible- Fallout begins in the usual way, with the chief spy getting his mission in the form of a video recording that provides images of the bad guys who need … Continue reading

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Love, Simon (2018). Directed by Greg Berlanti.

With Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller, Clark Moore. Love, Simon is a movie about a teen coming out, who is blackmailed by a creepy student who agrees not to reveal his secret if Simon will help him win over … Continue reading

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The Incredibles 2 (2018). Directed by Brad Bird.

With voices of Holly Hunter Craig T. Nelson, Catherine Keener, Sarah Vowell, and Samuel L. Jackson. The Incredibles 2 can’t compare in economy and depth of feeling to the eight minute wordless cartoon that precedes it: Bao.  In a series … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs (directed by Wes Anderson). 2018.

As the visual design and graphic composition of Wes Anderson’s movies keeps getting more sophisticated,  I cannot resist the enchantment of this stop action movie featuring among other things, mass incarceration, poisoning, unjust laws, a mad dictator of a Japanese … Continue reading

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Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy. Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer. 2017.

To watch Goldsworthy on screen you must be patient, and enter his mindset of looking deeply at the earth, its stones, fallen trees, rivers.  The colors of the leaves and flowers are his palette, his media.  He carefully harvests them, … Continue reading

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