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Review: How to Please a Woman (2022)

Okay, so this is the second women-hire-male-sex-workers movie I’ve reviewed in one month. In June, I reviewed the excellent Good Luck to You, Leo Grande – playing on Hulu – and now comes the Australian comedy How to Please a … Continue reading

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June 2022 Viewing Diary

Watcher (2022; d. Chloe Okuno) I was super impressed – and totally freaked out – by this thriller, psychological and otherwise. The mood is HEAVY with omnipresent DREAD. I reviewed for Ebert. Russian Doll (Season 1 and 2, 2019-2022) I’m … Continue reading

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May 2022 Viewing Diary

This was the month of watching only the first two episodes of various television series. I just couldn’t keep going – not because they’re bad, but because … I have other things I have to do and/or watch. Robert De … Continue reading

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Review: The Valet (2022)

I reviewed this comedy – a remake of a 2006 French comedy – for Ebert.

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April 2022 Viewing Diary

When I first got the Raging Bull gig, I began a re-watch of all the Scorsese-De Niro movies – at least the ones clustered around that period. I grew up on these films. These movies were huge to me as … Continue reading

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March 2022 Viewing Diary

I’m going along my own viewing way, and then I get a gig, and everything changes. You can tell when it happens. Not announcing this gig yet, and will not be confirming or denying anything. The viewing diary is what … Continue reading

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Review: The Bubble (2022)

I reviewed Judd Apatow’s latest for Ebert.

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December 2021 Viewing Diary

Nightmare Alley (2021; d. Guillermo del Toro) I will re-post here the thoughts I jotted down on Facebook after I saw it for the first time. I absolutely loved this film. Nightmare Alley is gorgeously shot, with an ominous moody … Continue reading

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NYFCC 2021 Awards

Early this month, the New York Film Critics Circle met up at Lincoln Center – in person – for the first time in over a year – to vote on our 2021 awards. The awards show is being held in … Continue reading

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October 2021 Viewing Diary

I really didn’t watch all that much, numerically, during October, for various reasons. 1. I was on the move. I think I spent, all told, about 7 days at home over the course of the month. Including one unexpected stay … Continue reading

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