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Cold War directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

with Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Boris Szyc, Agata Kulesza.  Cinematography by Lucasz Zal. Music begins the movie, with a harsh, blunt bagpipe horn blaring, letting you know you are not in the land of of the high class.  You are … Continue reading

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If Beale Street Could Talk, directed by Barry Jenkins, 2018.

A young couple in love struggle when the young man is sent to jail for a crime he did not commit. Tish, the girl, has a supportive family that goes to great lengths to help his release. Racist police,  potentially … Continue reading

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Stan and Ollie, directed by Jon S. Baird, 2018.

with Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy. I had gone to the movie expecting to be impressed by John C. Reilly’s performance as Ollie, since I had already enjoyed his acting in the Sisters … Continue reading

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The Favourite directed by Yorgis Lanthimos, 2018.

with Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone. The Favourite is a story about power, and the wielding of it by three women, each from a different class. First there is the queen, Anne, who is homely and portly, and plagued … Continue reading

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Shoplifters, directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda, 2018.

with Kiki Kirin (Hatsue), Lily Franky (Osamu), Sakura Ando (Noburo), Jyo Kairi (Shota), Sasaki Miyo (Yuri), Matsuoka Mayu (Aki). Where did these people come from and what drew them together as a makeshift family? This is the question that gnawed … Continue reading

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Holmes and Watson, directed by Etan Cohen, 2018.

With Will Ferrell John C. Reilly, Kelly Macdonald, Ralph Fiennes. Holmes and Watson features a Queen Victoria played by the actress who played the Trunchbull in Matilda, an American doctor played by Rebecca Hall, a truly strange female sidekick played … Continue reading

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Mary, Queen of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke, 2018.

with Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie. If only I could stop focusing on the high hair of Mary Queen of Scots, I might have paid closer attention to what she was saying, or doing, but the costumes and the hair styling, … Continue reading

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