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‘Wind River’ a tough tale set in snow-covered Wyoming

It is an old-fashioned murder mystery, only this time it is located in the open spaces of snow-covered Wyoming.  Corey Lambert is portrayed by...

Romance, espionage are key to ‘The Exception’

Adolph Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany on Jan. 30, 1933.  The Nazi party took control of the Reichstag (German Parliament) in the electoral...

Outstanding costuming, background music can’t save ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ 

Right from the start the “War for the Planet of the Apes” starts off on the wrong foot. The supposed sequel to “The Planet...
Jack Petro

Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp once was Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. His run as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Dead Men Tell No Tales” is number five in the...
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Robert DeNiro shows absolutely no class in vulgar film ‘The Comedian’

Jackie Burke (Robert DeNiro) is well known and loved as the star of a TV family sit-com that challenged “All the Family” in the...
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Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone work hard to make ‘La La Land’ look effortless

You can expect by its title that “La La Land” is going to be some sort of parody on the entertainment business in Los...
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Casey Affleck in a sinking ship in ‘Manchester by the Sea’

Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is a loser.  He works as a janitor in an apartment complex in Quincy, Mass. where he toils scraping ice...
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‘Hacksaw Ridge’ tells story of gutsy soldier who refused to carry gun into battle

Desmond Doss considers World War II a just war and enlists in the Army.  He refuses to carry a rifle. This anomaly is the...
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Kate Winslet’s sewing machine makes magic in Australian-set ‘The Dressmaker’

It is a 1920’s melodrama, pure and simple. Councillor Evan Pettyman is an official in the small town of Dungatar, Australia.  He blames his...
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‘The Hollars’ a tale of a dysfunctional family

John Hollar sets the phone down.  The New York graphic comic book artist has just received the news that his mother, Sally, has been...

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