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Movie Review: ‘Mid90s’ Blu-ray

Greetings again from the darkness. It’s a shame that many will immediately write off this as just another ‘skateboard movie’. While it’s true that the characters spend a good deal of each day skating, talking about skating, or hanging out in a local skate ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Stan & Ollie’

Greetings again from the darkness. Any list of the all-time great comedic teams would surely include Laurel and Hardy at or near the top. Influenced by pioneers such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and The Marx Brothers, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy (the rotund ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Vice’

Greetings again from the darkness. While it’s happening, we don’t always recognize life in terms of future historical merit. Time passes and perspective becomes possible. It’s at this point when we can reevaluate the actions and results of those involved. One might call this ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Roma’

Greetings again from the darkness. It is possible for a filmmaker to be “too close” to the material when undertaking a story that is somewhat autobiographical. It’s also possible, in that situation, for them to catch lightning in a bottle and magic on the ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Welcome To Marwen’

Greetings again from the darkness. The main thing to keep in mind while watching this movie is that it’s based on the true story of a real guy – Mark Hogancamp – and it’s also a dramatization designed to entertain, enlighten and even inspire. ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘On The Basis Of Sex’

Greetings again from the darkness. Earlier this year, the documentary RBG (co-directed by Julie Cohen and Betsy West) was a film festival and box office hit, helping turn 85 year old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg into a celebrity and cult icon, complete ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Greetings again from the darkness. The 1964 classic Disney film MARY POPPINS is much beloved and has been shared across generations for more than 50 years. It won 5 Oscars on 13 nominations, and shifted Julie Andrews from a Broadway star to an international ...Read More