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Three very good films arrive at the same time: Bombshell, A Hidden Life and Star Wars #9
Also now playing or about to start: Cats, the giant musical, 63 Up, the latest visit with old friends, and Compulsive Liar, a big hit comedy from Quebec
Dec 19th, 2019
Reviews of Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes and Trainwreck plus four international films
Also Suite Francaise from France, About Elly from Iran, Jimmy’s Hall from Ireland and Strangerland from Australia with Nicole Kidman
Jul 17th, 2015
The Hobbit part 2 should be better than this. Two strong documentaries and some seasonal series offer alternatives
Middle Earth comes alive again but there’s excess in the second Hobbit film
Dec 12th, 2013
The Hobbit rarely thrills; FDR gets playful in Hyde Park on Hudson and more classic animation from Japan’s Studio Ghibli
Before Lord of the Rings, there came The Hobbit. More adventure with some favorite characters.
Dec 14th, 2012