Author Archives: Patricia Markert

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Ex Libris (Directed by Frederick Wiseman). 2017.

The subject is libraries, NYPL and the title refers to books, but very few books appear in the movie. The opening scenes show expert patron handlers answering the phone as questions come into the reference desk.  What books are out … Continue reading

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Logan Lucky (Directed by Steven Soderbergh). 2017.

With Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Katherine Waterston, Daniel Craig, and Hilary Swank. People think that the Logan family carry a curse.  Two brothers are injured, one in the Iraq War, the other in a mining accident, leaving only the sister … Continue reading

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The Big Sick

With Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano. The Big Sick unfurls like a four act play.  First act: a standup comedian of Pakistani descent starts dating a white woman he meets at the club where he performs.  It … Continue reading

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Dunkirk (directed by Christopher Nolan), 2017.

A pilot in World War II wore a mask that effectively obscured his face except for his eyes, making it difficult for the audience to differentiate / identify which pilot is which.  I imagine it makes it hard for the … Continue reading

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Baby Driver (Directed by Edgar Wright). 2017.

with Anselm Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, and Lily James. I had often wondered what it would be like to live in the soundtrack inside your head as I passed people who never look up on the busy … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman Directed Patty Jenkins

With Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, David Thewlis. Wonder Woman is not exactly the movie I have been waiting for, but it will have to do.  Since superheroes are the only way Hollywood knows how to sell … Continue reading

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Ready to Wear (Directed by Robert Altman). 1994.

With Anouk Aimée, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Kim Basinger, Stephen Rea, Lauren Bacall, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Lili Taylor, Sally Kellerman, Tracey Ullman, Linda Hunt, Rupert Everett, Forest Whitaker, Richard E. Grant, Danny Aiello, Teri Garr, Lyle Lovett, Jean Rochefort, … Continue reading

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