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FILM REVIEW – HOPE GAP
The film title, “Hope Gap” may be difficult to remember since it refers not to a character, but a place – a cove on the south coast of England near where Grace (Anette Bening) and Edward (Bill Nighy) have lived for most of their 29 year marriage. When son Jamie (Josh O’Connor) is summoned home from London for the weekend […]
FILM REVIEW – EMMA
There are moments at the beginning of Autumn de Wilde’s rendition of Jane Austen’s “Emma” when those who have gathered for their latest “Austen fix” may rightly wonder if the engine will ever start … if the whip will ever be cracked and the carriage begin to move. For reasons best known to the first time feature film director, the […]
FILM REVIEW – SEBERG
Seberg” is that volatile film combination of fact and fiction that must be taken at face value and enjoyed (or not) for what it is. Yes, the FBI did terrorize actress Jean Seberg for her connections with the Black Panthers, among other radical groups. Yes, she did have an emotionally charged life that led to her suicide at the age […]
FILM REVIEW – Parasite
If you missed the winner of the OSCAR for not only Best Picture, but Best Director and Best International Film (the old “Foreign Language” category), then your chance is back. “Parasite” is playing in wide release, a victory lap of sorts for the richly awarded film by Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho.
Now’s your opportunity to see it … or, perhaps, to […]
FILM REVIEW – THE GENTLEMEN
This could be one of those moments when we celebrate the fine line between criticism and review. There have been some self-important critics who have maligned “The Gentlemen,” Guy Ritchie’s latest action/intrigue/comedy offering for a variety of reasons, most of which seem to miss the point.
Matthew McConaughey stars in this British intrigue, stepping out of his Lincoln SUV commercials long […]