Monthly Archives: December 2017

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The Darkest Hour – 7.9

2017-12-20T03:22:53+00:00December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What a nice companion to Dunkirk and The Crown, a view behind the scenes of what Churchill was going through in the days between his ascension to Prime Minister and the desperate evacuation of British troops from France. The portrait of Churchill doesn't comport with the public view we've been given: here is generally disheveled, [...]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 4

2017-12-20T03:13:26+00:00December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

After 25 minutes (!) of previews for movies we will never see, involving sci-fi or cartoon creatures and lots of noise and violence, we returned to the galaxy far, far away for a very tired story featuring very tired actors - e.g., Carrie Fisher and Mark Hammill - and the new generation, all of whom [...]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 8.5

2017-12-09T06:02:02+00:00December 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Martin McDonagh channels the Coen Brothers at their best - think Fargo and No Country for Old Men - in this small-town dramedy where the stakes are small but emotions are large. Every line of dialogue is fraught and measured, delivered to perfection by Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson and an equally adept supporting [...]