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Film: “Phantom Thread”

Aside from a very favorable early critical reception, not much is well-known about “Phantom Thread” – which I saw on the last day of 2017 – except that it will be Daniel Day-Lewis’ last film, or so the actor has declared. Actually, it is an achievement in its own right. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has…

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Film: “Happy End”

Some critics have called “Happy End”, the latest film from Michael Haneke, a “retread”, or something like that. I think, rather, that it shows a major artist losing his passion for filmmaking, as was also evident in his last film, the overrated “L’Amour”,¬†which also starred Jean- Louis Trintignant. The first third of the film, at…

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Film: “Thelma”

This supernatural shocker from Norway delivers Carrie-like chills, but its half-serious dabbling in the religion-versus-science conflict is ultimately unsatisfying. Best to appreciate a skillfully made, emotionally gripping movie for its entertainment value alone. Director and co-writer (with Eskil Vogt) Joachim Trier goes on my short-list for terror. The pre-credit teaser shows Thelma, age 6, walking…

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Film: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

I don’t think I’m alone in finding it difficult to describe this film, or the experience of watching it. Meandering, half-realized and often unconvincing, it also has a kind of feckless charm that blindsides you. Those familiar with director-writer Martin McDonagh’s previous work would be familiar with the blindside part. In Bruges, for instance, flapped…

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Film: “Wonderstruck”

Todd Haynes’ new film, “Wonderstruck”, was the closing night selection at the New York Film Festival. I didn’t see it there, but I’ve read that it was well-received, as it was at Cannes this year. Haynes is one of our most original and imaginative filmmakers. This story, adapted by Brian Selznick from his novel of…

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Kumail Nanjiani - one of the Ten Actors to Watch

Hamptons International Film Festival – 10 Actors to Watch

Hamptons International Film Festival – 10 Actors to Watch HIFF 2017 and its Top Ten Stars, August 31, 2017, Montauk Sun One of the best parts of participating in the HIFF out in the Hamptons of New York’s Long Island is that you get to meet a lot of creative types who want to share…

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