Tag Archives: Natalie Portman

Review: May December (2023)

Todd Haynes’ latest, starring Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman, is super good. I reviewed for Ebert.

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For International Women’s Day: Ladies I Love

These women inspire, entertain, challenge, comfort, provoke, or were “there” in my formative years as an inspiration. The list is huge. Below the jump.

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September 2020 Viewing Diary

September was the longest month of my life. I started out putting my cat to sleep. I was in Rhode Island and had been so for a month. I came home, and everything had changed. And everything will keep changing. … Continue reading

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December 2018 Viewing Diary

Swimming with Men (2018; d. Oliver Parker) A rather slight little comedy about men forming a synchronized swimming team. I reviewed for Ebert. Zama (2018; d. Lucrecia Martel) One of the best films of the year (I saw it after … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2018

Thanks, everyone, who hangs out here, who likes what I do, whether you’re an Elvis fan, a Supernatural fan, a general cinephile, a book-lover, or just someone who’s been checking in periodically for almost 16 years – WHAT? – I … Continue reading

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2018 Movies: An Embarrassment of Riches

My non-definitive Top 10 is here. Many of the films in the list below had spots on the Top 10 until I had to bump them off. But here are the films that were alternates for my Top 10, movies … Continue reading

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Review: Vox Lux (2018) This movie, y’all …

So glad I was assigned this one. I reviewed for Rogerebert.com.

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For Anton Chekhov’s Birthday: My essay about waiting in line

In the summer of 2001, a production of The Seagull, directed by Mike Nichols, was playing in Central Park at the outdoors Delacorte Theatre. It starred Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher Walken. … Continue reading

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From Rogerebert.com: The Great Performances of 2016

This is a really fun list. Rogerebert.com contributors each talk about a different great performance from 2016. I wrote about Trevante Rhodes in Moonlight. You can read the full list here.

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Things I’ve Seen Recently

Black Swan It’s tough being a girl. Especially if you’re in a Darren Aronofsky movie. Once I realized that Black Swan was in no way, shape, or form a “dance movie”, I was able to actually see the damn thing. … Continue reading

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