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Movie review: Damsel

Posted on July 16, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Damsel— Running Time:  1:53 — Rating:  R

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Movie review: Love, Cecil

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Love, Cecil — Running Time: 1:38

 

“Love, Cecil” presents Cecil Beaton, a human enigma who tried throughout his life to figure out who he was until the day he died. This man who achieved worldwide success on many levels never stopped trying to understand himself. During that lifelong search he designed clothes, sets, homes, wrote dozens of books, took thousands of photographs of his famous subjects and became a fashion legend. Director Lisa Vreeland has made a documentary that holds us to every detail.

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Movie review: Ocean's 8

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Ocean’s 8 — Running Time: 1:50 — Rating: PG-13

What’s the test of a good comedy? In the case of “Ocean’s 8” you know you’re having fun when you feel yourself rooting for the bad guys. When does that happen in this one? In the first scene. As Sandra Bullock’s Debbie Ocean concocts a grand lie to convince the parole boss to let her out of jail, we realize she has already created an entire plan for her next heist. She invites us on board and we jump.

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Movie review: Boundaries

Posted on June 25, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Boundaries — Running Time: 1:44 — Rating: R

“Boundaries” is a family story shot through with smiles and a bucket of eccentricity. With lesser actors, this movie could have fallen flat. But the truly good cast makes it jump alive to the point that we roll between feeling sadness and affection.

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Movie review: The Seagull

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Seagull — Running Time: 1:38 — Rating: PG-13

Let’s get to the tough news first — and then to the good. Anton Chekhov’s novel “The Seagull” has been made into a movie with a big cast that lasts just one hour and 38 minutes. That is far too short a time for us to absorb, much less to understand all the characters. Result? We struggle to follow them but are foiled by director Michael Mayer’s determination to shift scenes with the speed of shotgun pellets.

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Movie review: 'Adrift'

Posted on June 11, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Adrift — Running Time: 1:38 — Rating: PG-13

Early warning: I loved and admired “Adrift” without any reservation and am thoroughly pleased to be able to write about it. Director Baltasar Kormakur delivers the emotions of a young couple as they fall in love and then as they endure the massive hurricane of 1983 at sea.

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Movie review: Life of the party

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Life of the Party — Running Time: 1:45 — Rating: PG-13

“Life of the Party” wins a Gold Star in the race for being the worst movie of the year. It was released with a swish of pre-release publicity that promised Melissa McCarthy and her director husband Ben Falcone were coming up with a fine comedy. In a year that so far has given us relatively few standout movies along with a mountain of weak ones, this one goes to the bottom of the heap.

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Movie review: Book Club

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Book Club— Running Time: 1:44 — Rating: PG-13

Odds are about 50/50 as to whether the public will like or not like “Book Club.” Four strong, independent women have enjoyed becoming a book club together. When the selections become too boring for Vivian (Jane Fonda), she suggests they read “50 Shades of Grey,” which they do with a combination of reluctance and interest that moves them back into being interested in the dating world.

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Movie review: Disobedience

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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Disobedience —Running Time: 1:54 — Rating: R

 

“Disobedience” is a quiet, strong movie that pierces convention in many ways. The risks it takes are delivered with subtle use of gestures and voice. Director Sebastian Lelio, his team and a fine cast have delivered an unusually complex story in a provocative way.

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Movie review: The Guardians

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Joan Ellis



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The Guardians — Running time: 2:18 — Rating: R

“The Guardians” is an astonishingly beautiful movie. In the hands of French writer/director Xavier Beauvois and writer Marie-Julie Maille, their movie becomes art. Just sink in and feel the effects of the silences and colors as they envelop what is unfolding on screen. This story is an important piece of history seen through the eyes of women.

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