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Diamantino Movie Review & Film Summary (2019)

The new Portuguese/French/Brazilian co-production “Diamantino” could technically be described as a political satire but anyone going into it expecting the hard-edged humor of a “Dr. Strangelove” or “Wag the Dog” will soon realize that…

Funny Story Movie Review & Film Summary (2019)

Pro tip: If you’re trying to find a way to tell the estranged daughter who is still furious because you left her mother for a young airhead that said airhead is pregnant with your estranged daughter’s soon-to-be half sibling, it…

The Proposal Movie Review & Film Summary (2019)

“The Proposal” reckons with how deeply one can love an artist and their work—next to blood pumping romance, it’s just about the most intense relationship a human being can have with something, whether it’s with a filmography, a…

Echo in the Canyon Movie Review (2019)

At a time when needle drop musicals are proving to be depressingly marketable, thanks to the financial success of critically maligned Oscar-winner “Bohemian Rhapsody,” it seems all a film has to do in order to achieve success is coast…

Running with Beto Movie Review (2019)

“Running With Beto” is a fly-on-the-wall documentary following Beto O’Rourke’s highly publicized, richly funded effort last year to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz from the Republican stronghold of Texas. He didn’t win, but he…

Halston Movie Review & Film Summary (2019)

If fashion designer Charles James was a master of the structured aesthetic, then Halston—born Roy Halston Frowick in De Moines, Iowa in 1932—was a maestro of fluidity. “His clothes danced with you,” says Liza Minnelli in Frédéric…

Brightburn Movie Review & Film Summary (2019)

"Brightburn" is a body-count-style horror movie, only featuring a killer Superma—I mean young Clark Ke—I mean pre-teen alien who closely resembles a certain super-duper-hero who can't seem to catch a break in recent films. A machine to…

Cannes 2019: The Traitor, Oh Mercy | Cannes

by Barbara Scharres May 23, 2019   |   Print Page Tweet It could almost be called a day of cops and robbers in the Cannes competition, if you want to look at mafia killers and heroin traffickers as the robbers. In terms of scoring…
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