Friday, February 26
Review: U.S. vs. Billie Holiday
So what, exactly, is “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” supposed to be?
I don’t mean to ask what it’s meant to be about; that’s a reductive and often silly question. Not every film is neatly about this aphorism or that theme. Rather, what does this film aim to be? A biopic? A historic drama? A romance, a musical, a piece of social commentary?

Review: Blithe Spirit
In updating the canonic stage play “Blithe Spirit,” director Edward Hall and a trio of writers have created a stew of comedy styles.

#1 Movie in America
Occasionally, when looking at a past hit’s box office, the story is just how much more money it made than I would’ve figured.

Billie Eilish Documentary
“Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry,” a comprehensive documentary of the young artist’s career, is nominally about the contrast between life as a typical teenager and unfathomable success.


Tuesday, February 16
Robocop: The Series
I am a child of the 1980s and one of my favorite films of the era was Robocop.

Review: Minari
It might be because I saw the two films on consecutive days, but I think there’s a lot of “It’s a Wonderful Life” in “Minari.”

Review: Malcolm & Marie
“Malcolm & Marie” creates a dilemma for the viewer.


Friday, February 12
Review: Barb and Star
There’s a pervasive “Saturday Night Live” influence in “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar...”

Review: Land
A pair of quiet new releases, “Land” and “Nomadland,” would be ripe for comparison even if they did not share four letters of a title.

Judas and the Black Messiah
In 2008, on the day of Barack Obama’s election, I saw an incendiary Facebook post about the Black Panthers.


Thursday, February 4
#1 Movie in America
The writer and director John Hughes is most closely associated with his mid-’80s teen comedies.

Review: A Nightmare Wakes
The language used around artistic creations often borrows from pregnancy.


Wednesday, February 3
Review: Malcolm & Marie
Forgive a bit of relationship-based opining in this movie review, but it certainly applies...




     


 
 

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