Greta Gerwig’s Barbie

I’ll start this recommendation by saying I cried on four separate occasions during this movie…but please don’t let this scare you away! This film was incredibly heartfelt, incredibly well-executed, and incredibly enjoyable to watch. As a part of my Barbie/Oppenheimer double feature, I showed up to the theater decked out in hot pink and had […]

By |2023-09-27T11:38:48-04:00August 4th, 2023|Movie Reviews|

The Phantom of the Open

Can we find time for a gentle, heart-warming story in this summer of discontent? Can we find a few hours to step inside the cool, dark confines of a local theatre and dive into the almost unbelievable story of golfer Maurice Flitcroft who was, in truth “The Phantom of the Open?” Indeed we can … […]

By |2022-08-18T11:21:23-04:00August 17th, 2022|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

Where the Crawdads Sing

There is a bit of irony in viewing the new film Where the Crawdads Sing in an air-conditioned New England theater. The atmosphere throughout the adaptation of the Delia Owens best-selling novel evokes a pervasive sense of being in the North Carolina marshlands. If nothing else, the entire film is quite successful in transporting us […]

By |2022-07-16T14:33:45-04:00July 16th, 2022|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

Top Gun: Maverick

TOP GUN: MAVERICK!. Tom Cruise! Adrenaline pumping fighter jet sequences! Screaming motorcycles! Jennifer Connelly! Val Kilmer!. That’s apparently all need one recite to fill movie theaters for the first time in years.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is here. It’s out. And the cash registers across America’s challenged web of cinematic shrines are ringing. The nicest part of […]

By |2022-05-31T18:00:57-04:00May 31st, 2022|Movie Reviews|


Cyrano, I Love You

Those were the words that Peter Dinklage, title character in this brilliant interpretation of Edmond Rostand’s 19th Century play was longing to hear.  It took over two hours of sword fighting, soul searching songs, engaging choreography, consuming visual settings and a tour de force by a cast of beautifully matched actors re-framing […]

By |2022-02-28T13:38:48-05:00February 28th, 2022|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

It’s Complicated … And So Is Love

Death on the Nile

The film may not be “perfect” in the aggrandized Hollywood critical sense, but it is an engaging, entertaining, challenging, beautifully presented film. And that, we would opine, is why we go to the movies in the first place. We want to be entertained. We want to be diverted. We want to think […]

By |2022-02-14T10:31:30-05:00February 14th, 2022|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

Love and Frustration … thy Name is OSCAR

It seems that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences love to fool moviegoers every year. The nominations for this year’s OSCARs provided the Academy with several opportunities to confuse … and they did not disappoint.

For most filmgoers, the real battle is for Best Picture … with the list of contenders seven strong, as […]

By |2022-02-09T15:18:24-05:00February 9th, 2022|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

Being…Simply the Best

Being the Ricardos

Luci and Desi. They were giants. Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem. They are legends. Aaron Sorkin. He’s an undisputed genius. Add together, mix well and roll out onto the screen as Being the Ricardos and the recipe holds up from start to two hour and five minute finish.

It’s highly unlikely that many of […]

By |2022-01-21T12:21:29-05:00January 21st, 2022|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

A Big Slice of “Licorice Pizza”

Paul Thomas Anderson, writer and director (read “auteur”) of “Licorice Pizza” has a fondness of Los Angeles that infuses every scene of his latest film.  It’s 1973 in the San Fernando Valley – that vast string of bedroom communities north of the Hollywood Hills and Mulholland Drive.  During the 2 hours and 13 minutes of […]

By |2022-01-17T09:54:21-05:00January 16th, 2022|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

West Side Story

Spielberg+ Bernstein+ Kushner+ Sondheim= AMAZING

The wait for West Side Story is finally over as the pandemic release of Steven Spielberg’s rendering of the class has finally hit the theaters, just in time for the holidays. And, it is …AMAZING

From the opening credits through to the final heart-rending high angle shot of the impromptu funereal parade, […]

By |2022-01-09T13:37:49-05:00December 13th, 2021|Main Street, Movie Reviews|
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