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Sofia Coppola’s ‘On the Rocks’ Too Mellow Despite Promising Premise

While high expectations may be the culprit, the trifecta of writer/director Sofia Coppola, subtle and brilliant Bill Murray and equally subtle and brilliant Rashida Jones, On the Rocks, as a whole, is just too subtle for a feature-length film. Or, maybe, viewed through the 2020 lens of a pandemic where constant noise, news and vitriol […]

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Doc on White House Photographer a Reminder of President Reagan, President Obama and Common Decency

Dawn Porter’s ‘The Way I See It’ follows career of Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza

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‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ a Warm Welcome Back to the Movies

Geraldine Viswanathan is who we’ve been waiting for. Starring in writer/director Natalie Krinsky’s new romantic comedy The Broken Hearts Gallery, Viswanathan (Hala, Bad Education) takes a comedic turn as Lucy, a spunky 26-year-old New Yorker and borderline hoarder. Surrounded by a diverse, comedically in-tune cast of supporting actors (Utkarsh Ambudkar, Phillipa Soo, Molly Gordon), the […]

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A Treasure Untold: ‘Howard’ Doc Details Life of Prolific Disney Songwriter

As a child of the 90s, I can’t recall a time when I didn’t know the words to “Belle” and “Part of Your World” because they were a part of my world. While I don’t begrudge my five-year-old self for not investigating the inner workings of Disney Animation, I regret that it took me three […]

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Josh and Donna: The One That Could Have Been?

Long before the global pandemic, people have been discovering The West Wing on Netflix or rediscovering their love for the political drama since it first aired on NBC from 1999-2006. For me, a rewatch of Aaron Sorkin’s beloved series has brought joy, peace, entertainment and a passion for supporting “the good guys” before the November […]

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‘Radioactive’ a Showcase for Radium, Rosamund Pike

You know her name and what she did – or you should. But Radioactive provides a deeper look into the life and love of famed scientist Marie Curie. Anchored by acting heavyweight Rosamund Pike in yet another role she embodies with magnetic energy (*Googles magnetic energy* Guess we’ll have to wait for the William Gilbert […]

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‘Born to Play’ a Refreshing Reminder of Teamwork in the Face of Adversity

“Football is a physical sport. You’re gonna get punched in the face. It’s about how you respond. Punch back.” If anything sums up ESPN’s latest documentary Born to Play, it’s that. Director Viridiana Lieberman’s examination of women’s tackle football is inspiring not only for fans of the sport, but for anyone who feels like their […]