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#SpoilerFree “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” – a sumptuous sophomore slump

“I hate Paris.” “I always wanted to go here!” Why am I starting with two quotes this go’round? Because like these discordant bits, I’m torn. There’s a part of me that absolutely loves what Grindelwald has done in terms of … Continue reading

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” will definitely rock you

Nutshell: let’s let Freddie do it, shall we? “I feel alive/And the world—I’ll turn it inside out/Yeah/I’m floating around/In ecstasy”.  Yep, that sums it up. The bar has been raised for the musical biopic. Good luck to future films in … Continue reading

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“Maria by Callas” – a beautiful tribute

“I would like to be Maria, but there is the Callas I that have to live up to.” Called” La Callas” and “The Tigress”, opera singer Maria Callas was known for her powerful, beautiful voice. Complied from historical footage, filmed … Continue reading

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#31in31 2018: “Copycat”

“Here kitty kitty kitty.” Story: A psychiatrist becomes agoraphobic after an attack. But when murders plague San Francisco, a police investigator asks for her help. Scares: Mostly thrills, but some serial killer chills. Splat factor: Mostly photos of kills, some … Continue reading

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#31in31 2018: “Last Shift”

“I REPEAT OFFICER IN NEED OF FUCKING ASSISTANCE” Story: A rookie cop’s first night on the job. Gotta be rough, what with the hazing and the in-jokes… This precinct is a little different though. The station has officially moved to … Continue reading

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“First Man” crashes and burns

Nutshell: Shakeycam, choker-shots and Dutch angles rule the day in this dispassionate biopic. Director Damien Chazelle tries to shove Importance down viewers throats, but only manages greatness during the awe-inspiring moon landing. I came away with a headache, and the thought … Continue reading

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“A Star Is Born” (2018) – a riveting remake

Nutshell: THAT’S how it’s done. An amazing remake by first-time director Cooper that’s full of the sturm, drang and achingly beautiful moments we expect from this classic story. He’s got his work cut out for him with his next film; Star … Continue reading

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