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  • LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

    LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

    Oh, for the era when barbs were delivered deftly, charmingly, the victim unaware of being vivisected...

  • THE LOBSTER

    THE LOBSTER

    At 2015’s Cannes Film Festival it was impossible, no matter the length of time spent in line, to get...

  • HIGH-RISE (ON DEMAND AND IN THEATRES)

    HIGH-RISE (ON DEMAND AND IN THEATRES)

    Dystopian detritus.  Periodically you experience a film that is unquestionably idiotic; blatantly bl...

  • A BIGGER SPLASH

    A BIGGER SPLASH

    Revisiting the stunning 1969 “La Piscine” directed by Jacques Deray or 2003’s  “The Swimming Pool” d...

  • MONEY MONSTER

    MONEY MONSTER

    Totally preposterous, jejune imitation of Jim Cramer’s “Mad Money”; Cramer,  Harvard-degreed, author...

  • VIVA (SPANISH: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

    VIVA (SPANISH: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

    Raw. Poignant. Perfectly, powerfully performed and executed in present-day Havana; “Jesus” and his m...

  • THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

    THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

    The decimal number system can be traced to the Indus Valley (3000 BCE); the concept of “zero”,  the ...

  • LOUDER THAN BOMBS

    LOUDER THAN BOMBS

    2013’s “A Thousand Times Good Night” starring inimitable Juliette Binoche, as a conflict photographe...

  • PURPLE RAIN (1984, STARRING “PRINCE”)

    PURPLE RAIN (1984, STARRING “PRINCE”)

    There have been a plethora of untimely deaths in the world of music icons: Elvis Presley, Whitney Ho...

  • SING STREET

    SING STREET

    It doesn’t happen often, but when it does,  it is sensational; that jolt, awakening, knowing you are...

  • ELVIS & NIXON

    ELVIS & NIXON

    1970. Tumultuous times: massive protests about US government involvement in Cambodia and Vietnam; Ke...

  • FAN (HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

    FAN (HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

    An original take on a used and abused theme: a star whose “stalker” becomes a menacing, obsessive, d...

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