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Movie review: The Souvenir and Rocketman

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Souvenir and Rocketman — Running Time: 1:54 — Rating: R

Though “The Souvenir” and “Rocketman” are polar opposites, perhaps one of the two will appeal to some of you in this strange movie summer.

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Movie review: Booksmart

Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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Booksmart— Running Time: 1:42 — Rating: R

Have you gone to the movies lately? Looking for a good new one to review is tough. So off I went to “Booksmart” because it had some positive reactions. For me, it was a perfectly awful movie. OK, remind me that it’s for teenagers, but do teenagers really like it?

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Movie review: Magic in the movies — is it over?

Posted on June 3, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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This week is a movie critic’s nightmare. After reviewing the few excellent ones playing now, finding another for this week’s deadline proved impossible. It’s easy to pick a loser and trash it, but what’s the point? Being able to recommend a movie for quality in acting, writing, and directing is the fun of it. And then there’s the magic of a movie that has all of that plus an original premise. That’s what we love, isn’t it?

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Movie review: Long Shot

Posted on May 26, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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Long Shot— Running Time: 2:05 — Rating: R

In this season of movie mediocrity, you might try “Long Shot,” which I can recommend only by saying that it offers some good laughs. These are created by fine actors who could have made a grand comedy if the script had been better. As it is, they deliver beautifully whenever the writing is good though silence envelopes the theater all too often.

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Movie review: The Biggest Little Farm

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Biggest Little Farm— Running Time: 1:31 — Rating: PG

“The Biggest Little Farm” will stand for a long while as a towering example of skill and attention to detail.  As one who is not pulled in by stories about farming or animals, I was thoroughly unprepared for the emotional wallop delivered by this movie.  Please don’t miss this experience.

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Movie review: Red Joan

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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Red Joan— Running Time: 2:16 — Rating: R

With a cast of fine actors in the disturbing time slot of early Cold War, why is “Red Joan” not more absorbing? The events of the movie are historically enormous and yet they unfold here as if it was all a minor sub-plot in the Cold War. This may be partly British understatement but the major question we are left with is how this true story remained a secret until now.

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Movie review: Amazing Grace

Posted on May 6, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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Amazing Grace— Running Time: 1:29 — Rating: G

Amazing Grace is a documentary that presents Aretha Franklin singing with a choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

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Movie review: Sunset

Posted on April 29, 2019 |
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Sunset— Running Time: 2:22 — Rating: R

Here’s a challenge to all movie lovers. “Sunset” delivers pre-war Budapest in 1910 with such creative filming that it’s hard to look away even for a moment. The flip side of that pleasure is that we never understand what has just happened or what is likely to happen next. For an hour or so I assumed the complex introductory scenes would be explained. That never happens.

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Movie review: Us

Posted on April 22, 2019 |
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Us— Running Time: 1:56 — Rating : R

Do go to “Us” if you want to watch good actors deliver a genuine horror movie. Do not go if you have a weak heart. I must add that I watched it alone in an empty theater and thought several times that I might not make it. That’s because a strong cast sets out to terrify us and succeeds.

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Movie review: The Aftermath

Posted on April 15, 2019 |
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The Aftermath— Running Time: 1:49 — Rating: R

The bones of “The Aftermath” are solid. The setting — Hamburg in ashes after World War II — is haunting. The interpretation by the cast is first rate. Why then does the film become a little ordinary during its last third?

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