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Moffie (2019)

The first two-thirds of Moffie feels like a bucket of cold ice water, and most of the world could use a good dousing. That greatness dissipates into mere goodness, but this is still a film of haunting poetic beauty, and I heartily recommend it.

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Capone (2020)

On one hand, this represents a new angle on the Capone legend.  Unfortunately, this is also an eccentric, unpleasant film that gets lost telling a story nobody was asking to hear.

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Harriet (2019)

For all its flaws, Harriet remains a film worth seeing.  Tubman’s life occupies a crucial place in American history.

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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Two and Half Stars

In Motherless Brooklyn, writer-director-star Edward Norton paints with brilliant brush strokes, but he doesn’t know when to step back from the canvas.

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Cinemavino — Episode 51: Raging Scorsese

For this episode, we bring in a special guest, Daniel Gimlin, to discuss Scorsese’s Marvel comments, and talk about The Irishman.  We also drink The Bull, a delicious, fruit-forward red wine.  

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Cinemavino — Episode 48: El Camino

For this episode, we talk El Camino, and drink some delicious bubbly from New Mexico.  

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

As an epilogue to the phenomenal Breaking Bad series, El Camino never aims to blow the mythology wide…

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Cinemavino — Episode 47: A Surprise Joker Episode

For this surprise episode, we talk about Joaquin Phoenix’s incarnation of the Joker.  Plus, we drink some tasty red wine.  

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Joker (2019)

What we’re left with is a well-made movie with brilliant performances, but it’s also an unpleasant and exhausting cinematic experience.  

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Judy (2019)

Judy is a sad story of an incredible woman who gave her all to the entertainment industry, only to be steamrolled by it.

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