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Catch-up Review – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

“A democratic convention is about to begin in a police state. There just doesn’t seem to be any other way to say it.” – an actual on-air statement from Walter Cronkite used in the beginning of this film Nixon’s White … Continue reading

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“Nomadland”

“I’m not homeless, I’m houseless… Don’t worry about me, okay?”  Story: Fern is 61 years old, and picks up seasonal work at the local Amazon warehouse. She lives out of her van, because the company tract house she used to live … Continue reading

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Awards Season: Golden Globes nominees announced!

It’s that time of year y’all! Time to check out the nominees for the Golden Globes! And while 2020 was definitely not a regular year in terms of hitting the multiplex? There are a slew of excellent films, performances, and … Continue reading

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Award Season – The Ringo Awards announces their 2020 nominees!

And a fine crop it is… But I think this time I’ll let the good folks helming these awards do the talking after the jump. Congratulations to all of the nominees! And a special woo and hoo to Snow White … Continue reading

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The 2020 Hugo Award winners have been announced!

Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Hugo Awards! It’s an amazing crop of winners this year, from N. K. Jemsin’s “Emergency Skin” to the fantastic comic series “LaGuardia”, The Good Place, The Expanse, and of course the always incredible … Continue reading

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“A Hidden Life”

“What’s happened to our country? To the land we love?” Story: Austrian Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter is happy in his village. He farms, he loves his family, and he gathers with his fellows at the local beer garden. But this is WWII, … Continue reading

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“Jojo Rabbit”

“Be the rabbit!” Story: Jojo Beltzler is ten years old, loves his mom, and has an imaginary best friend. Awwww, right? Well, his imaginary best friend is Adolph Hitler, and Jojo is a member of the Hitlerjugend. So…kinda not so … Continue reading

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“Motherless Brooklyn” – normcore noir pulled off nicely

“D, you’re the tits!” Story: Lionel Essrog has one hell of a brain. His ability to remember things is practically photographic. But his Tourette syndrome makes connecting with others rough in 1950s NYC. So when his mentor and father-figure Frank … Continue reading

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Rapid Review: “Beautiful Boy”

(Because really; award season means you’re trying to winnow down the musts from the must-pass.) Disjointed and choppy. I understand that’s probably what the director is going for, to echo the feelings of addiction and living with a loved one … Continue reading

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 – ties! Black Panther! Ms. Maisel!

The 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards were held last night, and while there were some expected outcomes – looking at you, winners Christian Bale, Rachel Brosnahan and best song “Shallow” – there were a few happy surprises. I love how much … Continue reading

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