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  • PENEFLIX IS ON A TWO WEEK SABBATICAL

    For over eleven years and 1000 plus reviews, my sporadic filmic intermissions rejuvenate, not only m...

  • WHITE BOY RICK

    WHITE BOY RICK

    The 1980’s, halcyon height of the drug wars in Detroit, a cavern of crime, devastation, addict...

  • A SIMPLE FAVOR

    A SIMPLE FAVOR

    “Stephanie Smothers” is one of the most cloying, annoying, insufferable characters on to...

  • 9/14/18 THE CHILDREN ACT (ON DEMAND & IN THEATERS)

    9/14/18 THE CHILDREN ACT (ON DEMAND & IN THEATERS)

    Ian McEwan’s 2014 bestselling novel has been translated into film; with minimal poetic license...

  • DESTINATION WEDDING

    DESTINATION WEDDING

    Skillful performances by Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves cannot save director/writer Victor Levin̵...

  • THE BOOKSHOP

    THE BOOKSHOP

    Penelope Fitzgerald’s (1916-2000) 1978 novel can be described simply as a portrait of courage....

  • THE LITTLE STRANGER

    THE LITTLE STRANGER

    A puzzling story; a compilation of intrigue, mystery, horror but primarily, percolating at its creep...

  • SEARCHING

    SEARCHING

    By far the most interesting and contemporary film of the year. Ex-Google employee Aneesh Chaganty...

  • OPERATION FINALE

    OPERATION FINALE

    It is truly astounding that so many millennials have never heard of Adolf Eichmann (1906-1962); the ...

  • PAPILLON

    PAPILLON

    Blazing, metaphorical pageant, over two torturous hours of “man’s inhumanity to man̶...

  • JULIET, NAKED

    JULIET, NAKED

    With his career’s progression Ethan Hawke’s scruffy, unwashed, unkempt persona has lost ...

  • THE WIFE

    THE WIFE

    “Behind every successful man is a woman.” Director Bjorn Runge’s adaptation of Meg...

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