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Bombshell directed by Jay Roach, 2019.

With Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Kate MacKinnon, John Lithgow. The poster demonstrates what the movie is about. Fox News hires blonds based on their looks, intelligence a bonus, but shapely legs required.  Charlize Theron plays Megyn Kelly, one … Continue reading

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Little Women directed by Greta Gerwig, 2019.

with Saiorse Ronan, Emma Watson, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet. A feminist version of the classic 19th century story of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War. It’s not as if Louisa May … Continue reading

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The Two Popes directed by Fernando Meirelles, 2019.

With Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce, 2019 For the first time in 700 years, a pope resigned rather than serve his full term until death.  Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, aka Pope Benedict XVI, had been elected after three rounds of voting, … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, directed by Marielle Heller, 2019.

With Tom Hanks, Mathew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper. Fathers and sons butt heads often in life. But what happens in the movie is more complicated than that. Jerry, an older man with a drinking problem, was negligent to his … Continue reading

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63 Up, directed by Michael Apted, 2019.

There are so many characters, twelve in all, that as their lives lengthen in seven year increments, from seven years old until 63, they become more complex, it is hard to hang on to each individual’s details.  Quick cross cut … Continue reading

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Knives Out, directed by Rian Johnson, 2019.

with Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer A family gathers to celebrate the 85th birthday of their patriarch, Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), a successful mystery novelist. Among the guests are his daughter, Linda Drysdale … Continue reading

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Ford v Ferrari, directed by James Mangold, 2019.

This movie treats a conflict between the company goal and the sportsman’s ideal, between competition between groups and excellence of individuals.  How does a man of action stay true to himself when he is beholden to a huge corporate entity?  … Continue reading

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