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Mary Poppins Returns

I haven't seen the original Mary Poppins movie with Julie Andrews since I was a kid. I think that's because I didn't especially enjoy it. But I am a huge…
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Vice

I loved The Big Short, Adam McKay's 2015 film about the 2006-2010 financial crisis because of its strategies for explaining complex financial information. The use of various narrators to explain…
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Shoplifters

The first movie I saw at a theater in 2019 was Shoplifters, a Japanese film that won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year. The movie tells…
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Christmas Streaming Movies

I went to Florida to visit my parents for Christmas and we watched three movies on their streaming services. Dumplin' ☆☆ First, we watched the original Netflix movie Dumplin'. Jennifer Aniston…
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Widows

I was looking forward to this movie. I was intrigued by the idea of a heist film where the heist was motivated by the challenges women face in the world.…
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Boy Erased

I have been looking forward to this movie for a long time. Starring Lucas Hedges as Jared, it tells the story of a young man sent to gay conversion therapy…
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Bohemian Rhapsody

I loved this movie! I had read some not so great reviews and so was completely prepared to be disappointed. I recognize and even agree with the criticisms but despite…
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Free Solo

I loved this documentary. It tells the story of Alex Honnold's quest to free solo El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. What does it mean to free solo a climbing route?…
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Venom

I didn't have too many expectations about this movie because I didn't really know Venom from the Marvel Universe. I had heard that critics generally didn't like the movie but…
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The Wife

I was excited to see this movie, mainly because I really like Glenn Close. She was excellent as always. But this was one of the most annoying movies I've ever…
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Searching

Searching starts well, telling the story of a young family entirely through their interactions with a computer. We see the moment when the daughter is old enough to get her account…
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Juliet, Naked

Nick Hornby's enjoyable novels have been made into some great movies--About a Boy and High Fidelity come to mind. Juliet, Naked is one of my favorite Hornby novels and this adaptation…
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End of Summer Movies

I have gotten behind in writing my mini movie reviews. So here is a post to talk about the movies I have seen in the last month and a half.…
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Leave No Trace

No actor plays "damaged" better than Ben Foster. I loved the movie Hell or High Water, which pitted a poor Texas family against evil bankers. Chris Pine is a great…
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