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Movie review: Yesterday

Posted on July 15, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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Yesterday— Running Time: 1:56 — Rating: PG-13

Any summary of “Yesterday” would miss its magic.  Don’t look for the good, the mediocre or the bad in this one. Just try watching and waiting for it to wrap you in its arms. That takes about five minutes. In its entire length there is nothing by the scriptwriter or any actor that trips the whole, and the whole is not a story so much as it is a fairy tale.

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Movie review: Maiden

Posted on July 8, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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Maiden— Running Time : 1:37 — Rating: PG

It is easy to tell you that “Maiden” is about the first all-woman crew in the in the round-the-world sailing race. It’s far harder to convey the astonishing quality of this documentary on all its many levels. Just go. The ingredients are overwhelming and they are assembled with masterful skill by director Alex Holmes who grabs us right away and never lets us go.

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Movie review: Apollo 11

Posted on July 1, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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Apollo 11— Running Time: 1:33 — Rating: G

Watching an American crew landing on the moon 50 years ago stirred a complex mix of emotions in those of us who were alive and watching on our relatively new TV sets. We earthlings watched in deep curiosity as three men undertook a mission that riveted our world back then in 1969.

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Movie review: Late Night

Posted on June 24, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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Late Night — Running Time: 1:42 — Rating: R

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Movie review: The Souvenir and Rocketman

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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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