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|

The Power of the Dog

Streaming on Netflix

The Power of the Dog is a masterful, engaging, intricate film that serves as a bully pulpit for both director Jane Campion and actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Campion has long been considered one of the elite writer/ directors ever since The Piano debuted in 1993 and the awards community went on hyper-drive.

As for Cumberbatch, […]

By |2021-12-07T12:27:26-05:00December 6th, 2021|Movie Reviews|

Delicious, Deadly Dysfunction- House of Gucci Review

Very early in the unfolding saga of the catastrophic decline of the Gucci family, it becomes obvious that Producer/Director Ridley Scott wants us to understand that the avalanche was internally created, simply waiting for the right earthquake to make the mountain tumble. Lady Gaga (Patrizia Reggiani) is the earthquake, and much to the delight of […]

By |2021-11-29T12:43:31-05:00November 29th, 2021|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

DUNE- Movie Review

“Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?”

There is something ominous about the closing line of Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. The film, delayed for release because of the pandemic and its likely influence on worldwide box office, has finally appeared in theaters and, simultaneously on HBO Max.

As Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) and his mother, […]

By |2021-10-25T09:45:48-04:00October 25th, 2021|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

The Long Goodbye- No Time to Die

The critic for The Guardian may have said it best. “… a neat and gripping thriller …” What was true in that send up of 1962’s Dr. No, the first of the James Bond film franchise, seems equally appropriate for No Time to Die, playing locally at most theaters.

This is Daniel Craig’s “goodbye” in the […]

By |2021-10-12T14:11:10-04:00October 12th, 2021|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

Film Review- Stillwater

STILLWATER

Rated “R”

Playing at theaters locally

Stillwater is a film that offers so much that the handful of critics that have decided to be, typically, “snarky” and show off their critical credentials may have truly missed the point. Matt Damon stars in the film as Bill Baker, an Oklahoma oil rigger prone to stupid decisions and dead-end […]

By |2021-08-02T13:12:07-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

Film Review-PIG

PIG

Playing at The Moviehouse, Millerton, NY and Triplex Cinema, Great Barrington, MA

Rated R

Fair warning. Pig is not a film for everyone. The “R” rating should be enough to steer families looking for an evening out with the kids to look elsewhere.

Which is not to say that Pig is a film that should be ignored, avoided […]

By |2021-07-29T11:29:24-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Movie Reviews|
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