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Review: Wingwomen (2023)

This heist-romp was so much fun. I have a soft spot for heist movies. Mélanie Laurent, a wonderful actress, is also an excellent film-maker (I’ve reviewed a couple of her films: Breathe and last year’s The Mad Women’s Ball – … Continue reading

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August 2023 Viewing Diary

Oppenheimer (2023; d. Christopher Nolan) In general, I am not a Nolan fan (the only one of his I liked was Dunkirk), and I went into this hesitantly because I read an interview with him where he said the whole … Continue reading

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December 2022 Viewing Diary

The Whale (2022; d. Darren Aronofsky) I thought it was appalling, and not just for the obvious reasons (i.e. his body is viewed as literally a movie monster, with all these horror-movie shots of his gigantic ankles, etc.) And it … Continue reading

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January 2020 Viewing Diary

Hell Is for Heroes (1962; d. Don Siegel) A spare lean and mean war movie – pretty standard, actually – except Steve McQueen is actually presenting a character study here, a character he probably knows something about. He is eerie … Continue reading

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Review: The Gentlemen (2020)

I reviewed Guy Ritchie’s latest for Rogerebert.com.

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July 2019 Viewing Diary

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019; d. Nick Broomfield) I reviewed this documentary – about the relationship between Marianne Ihlen and Leonard Cohen – for Rogerebert.com. Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (2005; d. Lian Lunson) I watched this beautiful … Continue reading

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Review: Lying and Stealing (2019)

I reviewed Lying and Stealing, a fun new art heist movie, for Rogerebert.com.

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Review: Finding Steve McQueen (2019)

My review of Finding Steve McQueen – a heist movie based on a true story – is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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Review: The gorgeous Ruben Brandt, Collector (2019)

I love this film! It’s an animated art-survey course, as filtered through an international art-heist caper. So much fun. Gorgeous! My review of Ruben Brandt, Collector is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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Review: Blue Iguana (2018)

The poster kind of expresses the dumb derivative-ness of this movie. But listen, there’s a small screwball rom-com in there struggling to be free. So I’ll give it props for that. Also it gave me a chance to write about … Continue reading

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