Category: Films

Five Feet Apart propelled by poignant story of survival, love, and sacrifice

Occasionally, I am at odds with many movie critics. Such is the case for Five…

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Birdbox boosted by strong, experienced cast

For practical reasons, I focus my reviews on movies released in commercial theaters. But several…

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Fighting With My Family is a balanced blend of comedy and family dynamics

Movies about professional wrestling are not high on my “to watch” list — I’m not…

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And the Oscar goes to….

Links to my reviews of the 2018 movies nominated for 91st Academy Awards by category with winners highlighted in bold italics.

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Roma shines with a little help from Mexican history

The movie Roma shines when audiences understand the backstory to this Mexican film.

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Spike Lee’s BlackKKlansman brokers larger discussion on race in America

The knot in my stomach churned up by BlacKkKlansman still gnawed at my insides more…

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On the Basis of Sex honors the trials and vindication of legal pioneer Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On the Basis of Sex captures the human side of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Set It Up‘s light touch is a worthy diversion into romantic comedy

Set It Up‘s (2018) light touch uses a surprisingly snappy comic script and on-screen chemistry…

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Hotel Artemis Struggles at Check In

Hotel Artemis seems to have everything it needs to be a successful film but manages…

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Movie Review: Fine acting can’t lift Ocean’s Eight above a predictable plot

Ocean’s Eight is the newest addition to the Ocean’s “heist film” series rebooted by Ocean’s…

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