Streaming Movie Recap: June 2020

June was a pretty busy month for movies released on streaming platforms, particularly as several films originally intended for theatrical release made their debut on demand or on streaming services like Disney Plus instead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  I’ve already reviewed some of those films (and I’ve linked my reviews below), but you can […]

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Review: “Da 5 Bloods”

On a surface level, Spike Lee’s newest joint, “Da 5 Bloods,” is about Black Vietnam War veterans reuniting and reopening their traumatic past. It’s a perspective of the war that never gets represented on screen.  But in that special way that only he has, Lee connects the struggles of the past, present, and future in […]

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Review: “The Lovebirds”

A romantic comedy starring the funny and talented Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae and directed by Michael Showalter (who helmed the poignant and unique 2017 rom-com “The Big Sick,” also starring Nanjiani) sounds like a definite winner.  But Nanjiani and Rae’s talents outshine the script for their new movie “The Lovebirds,” which fails to do […]

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Streaming Recap: April 2020

How long have we been in isolation now?  I don’t really remember myself, and I know I, like surely most of my readers, really miss being able to go to the movie theater.  Fortunately, there have been plenty of new movies released on streaming services this month to keep us entertained, including some films that […]

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Streaming Recap: March 2020

These days, we’re all spending much more time at home than usual.  I know my normal routine of reviewing new movie releases has been severely impacted by movie theaters closing nationwide, and most films slated for spring release being postponed until later in the year.  But that means there’s no better time to check out […]

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Streaming Recap: February 2020

TIMMY FAILURE: MISTAKES WERE MADE (Disney Plus) A family film based on a popular children’s book series may seem like an odd fit for the director of the Oscar-winning journalism drama “Spotlight.”  But with Tom McCarthy at the helm, “Timmy Failure” is a kids’ movie that doesn’t dumb itself down for its audience.  Timmy (Winslow […]

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Streaming Recap: January 2020

January is usually a slow time of year, for movies and for me.  I spent the last month playing catch up on a lot of television that I missed toward the end of 2019 (and if you need me I’ll be screaming about HBO’s “Watchmen” for the foreseeable future), taking advantage of the fact that […]

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Review: “The Two Popes”

3.5 out of 5 stars. “The Two Popes” is the story of two men at an intellectual and spiritual crossroads.  Adapted by Anthony McCarten from his play “The Pope” and directed by Fernando Meirelles, the film maintains the intimacy of a stage production with some added cinematic flourishes, and is anchored by fantastic performances by […]

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Review: “The Irishman”

4.5 out of 5 stars. Everybody talking about “The Irishman” can’t seem to do so without bringing up its runtime, which at just shy of three and a half hours, is exceptionally long.  But director Martin Scorsese doesn’t waste a second of it, delivering an epic crime movie that initially just seems clever and entertaining, […]

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Netflix Roundup May 2019

Netflix and even other such streaming services like Hulu and Amazon Prime have been churning out so many original movies on a weekly basis, it is sometimes hard to keep track of them all.  Rather than individually review each film, I’ve decided to start doing mini reviews of all the streaming originals I’ve watched in […]

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