Virginie Efira in Revoir Paris

Revoir Paris review, in which Virginie Efira defines memory recovery

Revoir Paris from writer and director Alice Winocour, is about a woman who is traumatized in a mass shooting in a Paris bistro. She survives, one of the few who did, but blanked out the memory of what happened. She […]

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Paul Giamatti in The Holdovers

The Holdovers review, heartwarming and humorous

The Holdovers has earned nominations for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Da’Vine Joy Randolph this year. It’s a heartwarming story set in a boys’ boarding school over the Christmas holidays. The boys who can’t go home for the

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Tuva Novotny in The Abyss

The Abyss review, a nail biter based on truth

The Abyss is a nail biter of a disaster movie from Sweden, based in fact. The city of Kiruna, Sweden is a real city with a real iron mining operation that has been ongoing for hundreds of years. The Swedes

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Jennifer Lopez and Bella Gagliano in This Is Me... Now

This is Me . . . Now: Jennifer Lopez takes a selfie

In This is Me . . . Now, Jennifer Lopez tells her own story using the language of music, dance, lyrics, metaphor, imagery, and drama. She calls herself “The Artist” in this. As an artist, she uses the tools of

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Fantasia Barrino in The Color Purple

The Color Purple musical review

I know The Color Purple is meant to liberate Black women, but I’ve always loved it. I’ve read the book by Alice Walker multiple times, I’ve seen the original movie multiple times. What I had not done was see the

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Léa Seydoux in One Fine Morning

One Fine Morning review: Léa Seydoux in a lovely role

One Fine Morning (Un beau matin) stars Léa Seydoux in a gentle and sweet character study. This French film was written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. The work I’ve seen from this director in the past was introspective and seemingly

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Suranne Jones in Vigil

Vigil, season 2, forget submarines – it’s all about drones

Vigil, season 2, retains the name of the submarine from season 1, but everyone is above the water this season. Some time has passed between the two seasons. Long enough for Amy Silva (Suranne Jones) and Kirsten Longacre (Rose Leslie)

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Camila Mendes in Upgraded

Upgraded review, a light and fun romcom

Upgraded follows the light and breezy romcom tradition. It stars Camila Mendes and Archie Renaux. He’s a rich Englishman. She’s a poverty stricken assistant in an American art auction house. She gets upgraded to first class on a plane to

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Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall in One Day

One Day review, 20 years one day at a time

One Day was a movie not long ago. Now the famous book by David Nicholls has been reworked again into a 14 episode series. Two people who meet at university form a relationship that lasts a lifetime. It’s examined each

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