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    movie review: TULLY

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    movie review: TULLY

    movie review: TULLY

    Sunday, May 13 2018 6:11 PM EDT2018-05-13 22:11:53 GMT
         Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron stars in a new comedy-drama called TULLY about a married woman having her third child at the age of 40. She’s great in the part, but, unfortunately, the movie itself doesn’t have the strong ending it deserves. Theron gained 50 pounds to play the role of this harried mother whose third child was unplanned. Her struggles with depression, fatigue and chaos after the baby is born are the most realistic depiction of ne...More >>
         Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron stars in a new comedy-drama called TULLY about a married woman having her third child at the age of 40. She’s great in the part, but, unfortunately, the movie itself doesn’t have the strong ending it deserves. Theron gained 50 pounds to play the role of this harried mother whose third child was unplanned. Her struggles with depression, fatigue and chaos after the baby is born are the most realistic depiction of ne...More >>
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    movie review: I FEEL PRETTY

    movie review: I FEEL PRETTY

    Sunday, May 6 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-05-06 20:35:37 GMT
          Video of this review of I FEEL PRETTY @ https://youtu.be/Kq7g3os2Hhk       People admire physical beauty the world over. We are all conditioned to notice and overvalue handsome men and beautiful women. And that’s the subject of the surprisingly good I FEEL PRETTY  starring Amy Schumer as an ordinary woman who doesn’t even try to compete with more attractive females. Clerk: Sizing is a little limited here in the store, but you coul...More >>
          Video of this review of I FEEL PRETTY @ https://youtu.be/Kq7g3os2Hhk       People admire physical beauty the world over. We are all conditioned to notice and overvalue handsome men and beautiful women. And that’s the subject of the surprisingly good I FEEL PRETTY  starring Amy Schumer as an ordinary woman who doesn’t even try to compete with more attractive females. Clerk: Sizing is a little limited here in the store, but you coul...More >>
  • movie review: FINAL PORTRAIT

    movie review: FINAL PORTRAIT

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    Movie Review: FINAL PORTRAIT

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-05-01 20:59:32 GMT
              The new movie called FINAL PORTRAIT is based on the real experiences of a man who once posed for a famous twentieth century artist. But in spite of spite of some fine acting, I can’t recommend this film.           Geoffrey Rush stars as twentieth century artist, Alberto Giacometti.            Rush won an Oscar a couple of decades ago, and he gives a fine performance in this movie. ...More >>
              The new movie called FINAL PORTRAIT is based on the real experiences of a man who once posed for a famous twentieth century artist. But in spite of spite of some fine acting, I can’t recommend this film.           Geoffrey Rush stars as twentieth century artist, Alberto Giacometti.            Rush won an Oscar a couple of decades ago, and he gives a fine performance in this movie. ...More >>
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    Movie Review: ISLE OF DOGS

    Movie Review: ISLE OF DOGS

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-04-23 00:28:49 GMT
           A new animated feature film called ISLE OF DOGS is aimed more at adults than kids.        But its brand of humor is not for everyone.        The 9 feature films by talented but eccentric director Wes Anderson are examples of odd humor. I call them aggressively weird. They’re amusing but not laugh out loud funny.               ISLE OF DOGS is a stop motion puppet animat...More >>
           A new animated feature film called ISLE OF DOGS is aimed more at adults than kids.        But its brand of humor is not for everyone.        The 9 feature films by talented but eccentric director Wes Anderson are examples of odd humor. I call them aggressively weird. They’re amusing but not laugh out loud funny.               ISLE OF DOGS is a stop motion puppet animat...More >>
  • Movie Review: A QUIET PLACE

    Movie Review: A QUIET PLACE

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    Movie Review: A QUIET PLACE

    Sunday, April 15 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-04-15 19:27:12 GMT
          A new horror film called A QUIET PLACE features blind monsters that attack any people they can hear. “If they hear you, they hunt you,” that’s the unusual premise of this tense, scary movie about a family trying to survive after blind monsters have wiped out much of the world’s population.       That premise has led to a clever film with very little dialogue and a very creative sound design.       SOT: Mons...More >>
          A new horror film called A QUIET PLACE features blind monsters that attack any people they can hear. “If they hear you, they hunt you,” that’s the unusual premise of this tense, scary movie about a family trying to survive after blind monsters have wiped out much of the world’s population.       That premise has led to a clever film with very little dialogue and a very creative sound design.       SOT: Mons...More >>
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    MOVIE REVIEW: FLOWER

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    Movie Review: FLOWER

    Movie Review: FLOWER

    Sunday, April 8 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-04-09 03:01:05 GMT
         The new movie called FLOWER begins as a quirky comedy about reckless and funny 17 year old girl who thinks she knows everything, but the film becomes a lot more serious toward the end.  Girlfriend (She spots man in bowling alley.): Hey, hot old guy is back.  Erica: He's so hot. Girlfriend: He's old enough to be your dad.        What I like best about FLOWER is the star making performance of of Zoey Deutch as E...More >>
         The new movie called FLOWER begins as a quirky comedy about reckless and funny 17 year old girl who thinks she knows everything, but the film becomes a lot more serious toward the end.  Girlfriend (She spots man in bowling alley.): Hey, hot old guy is back.  Erica: He's so hot. Girlfriend: He's old enough to be your dad.        What I like best about FLOWER is the star making performance of of Zoey Deutch as E...More >>
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    Movie Review: KULEANA

    Movie Review: KULEANA

    Sunday, April 1 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-04-01 14:44:42 GMT
         A new feature film about what it means to be Hawaiian opens in theaters across the islands this weekend.      It’s called KULEANA, and I strongly recommend it. Nohea voice over: In grade school we pledged allegiance to the flag and the United States of America, but they never told us the truth about the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893 or manifest destiny: how they stole the land from our people.”        Writt...More >>
         A new feature film about what it means to be Hawaiian opens in theaters across the islands this weekend.      It’s called KULEANA, and I strongly recommend it. Nohea voice over: In grade school we pledged allegiance to the flag and the United States of America, but they never told us the truth about the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893 or manifest destiny: how they stole the land from our people.”        Writt...More >>
  • Movie Review: A FANTASTIC WOMAN

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    Movie Review: A FANTASTIC WOMAN

    Movie Review: A FANTASTIC WOMAN

    Sunday, March 25 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-03-25 20:43:45 GMT
          The Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film this year is called A FANTASTIC WOMAN.        This drama from Chile is showing in Honolulu only at Kahala Mall, and I highly recommend it.        A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the quietly powerful story of Marina, a young transgender woman in love with a late middle aged man named Orlando. We are told that they’ve been a couple for about a year. She has just moved into his apartment wh...More >>
          The Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film this year is called A FANTASTIC WOMAN.        This drama from Chile is showing in Honolulu only at Kahala Mall, and I highly recommend it.        A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the quietly powerful story of Marina, a young transgender woman in love with a late middle aged man named Orlando. We are told that they’ve been a couple for about a year. She has just moved into his apartment wh...More >>
  • Movie Review: GET OUT

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    Movie Review: GET OUT

    Movie Review: GET OUT

    Sunday, March 18 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-03-18 22:02:08 GMT
            This year’s Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay was GET OUT, which had also been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.          I didn’t see GET OUT in a theater mainly because it’s been described as a horror film and I usually don’t like horror films.           But GET OUT is exceptional—a smart, entertaining, even thrilling satire on racism....More >>
            This year’s Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay was GET OUT, which had also been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.          I didn’t see GET OUT in a theater mainly because it’s been described as a horror film and I usually don’t like horror films.           But GET OUT is exceptional—a smart, entertaining, even thrilling satire on racism....More >>
  • Movie Review: BLACK PANTHER

    Movie Review: BLACK PANTHER

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    Movie Review: BLACK PANTHER

    Movie Review: BLACK PANTHER

    Sunday, March 11 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-03-11 20:31:14 GMT
         As of today (Saturday, March 11, 2018), the hit movie, BLACK PANTHER, has earned over a billion dollars world wide at the box office. The movie's widespread popularity  with audiences and critics alike almost guarantees that there will be lots more mainstream movies with  African American casts—a welcome development that’s better late than never. It also means that if you like super hero movies, you’ll almost certainly enjoy BLACK PANT...More >>
         As of today (Saturday, March 11, 2018), the hit movie, BLACK PANTHER, has earned over a billion dollars world wide at the box office. The movie's widespread popularity  with audiences and critics alike almost guarantees that there will be lots more mainstream movies with  African American casts—a welcome development that’s better late than never. It also means that if you like super hero movies, you’ll almost certainly enjoy BLACK PANT...More >>
  • Movie Review: GAME NIGHT

    Movie Review: GAME NIGHT

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    Movie Review: GAME NIGHT

    Movie Review: GAME NIGHT

    Sunday, March 4 2018 1:28 PM EST2018-03-04 18:28:56 GMT
         If you’re looking for laughs and some fun at a movie this weekend, I recommend GAME NIGHT, starring Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman.      I can’t remember the last time I laughed as much as I did watching GAME NIGHT, a smart, hilarious comedy that features plenty of clever repartee between the main characters plus a wild and crazy plot that keeps delivering surprises right up to the last shot. Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman are deli...More >>
         If you’re looking for laughs and some fun at a movie this weekend, I recommend GAME NIGHT, starring Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman.      I can’t remember the last time I laughed as much as I did watching GAME NIGHT, a smart, hilarious comedy that features plenty of clever repartee between the main characters plus a wild and crazy plot that keeps delivering surprises right up to the last shot. Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman are deli...More >>
  • Movie Review: FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

    Movie Review: FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

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    Movie Review: FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

    Movie Review: FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

    Sunday, February 25 2018 3:32 PM EST2018-02-25 20:32:20 GMT
    The great, underrated Annette Benning stars in FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, a new film based on the true story of the last years of Gloria Grahame, who played Hollywood femme fatales in the 1940’s and 50’s. Benning is completely believable as that fading Hollywood actress in this film which is the touching and bittersweet story of a love affair she experienced with a British man almost 30 years younger than she was. Gloria: So if I make you a drink, will you come ...More >>
    The great, underrated Annette Benning stars in FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL, a new film based on the true story of the last years of Gloria Grahame, who played Hollywood femme fatales in the 1940’s and 50’s. Benning is completely believable as that fading Hollywood actress in this film which is the touching and bittersweet story of a love affair she experienced with a British man almost 30 years younger than she was. Gloria: So if I make you a drink, will you come ...More >>
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    Movie Review: THE INSULT

    Movie Review: THE INSULT

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    Movie Review: THE INSULT

    Movie Review: THE INSULT

    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:28 PM EST2018-02-18 20:28:33 GMT
         A Lebanese movie called THE INSULT is one of the five Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Film. It was a good choice.      An angry encounter between two men—a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee living in Beirut in 201—stirs up deep seated rage in both mostly because of the suffering they each experienced during the civil war in Lebanon that killed over 120,000 people between 1975 to 1990.       THE INSULT focuses...More >>
         A Lebanese movie called THE INSULT is one of the five Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Film. It was a good choice.      An angry encounter between two men—a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee living in Beirut in 201—stirs up deep seated rage in both mostly because of the suffering they each experienced during the civil war in Lebanon that killed over 120,000 people between 1975 to 1990.       THE INSULT focuses...More >>
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    Movie Review: THE SHAPE OF WATER and CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

    Movie Review: THE SHAPE OF WATER and CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

    Sunday, February 4 2018 10:02 PM EST2018-02-05 03:02:07 GMT
         Oscar nominated films should be of top quality. But, in my minority opinion, at least two of this year's nominees fall a bit short: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME and THE SHAPE OF WATER.       THE SHAPE OF WATER has more Oscar nominations than any other movie this year and it’s received wide critical and popular acclaim. But I found it pretentious and even somewhat ridiculous. The movie is an odd mix of fable and melodrama about a mute young woman who...More >>
         Oscar nominated films should be of top quality. But, in my minority opinion, at least two of this year's nominees fall a bit short: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME and THE SHAPE OF WATER.       THE SHAPE OF WATER has more Oscar nominations than any other movie this year and it’s received wide critical and popular acclaim. But I found it pretentious and even somewhat ridiculous. The movie is an odd mix of fable and melodrama about a mute young woman who...More >>
  • Movie Review: PHANTOM THREAD

    Movie Review: PHANTOM THREAD

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    Movie Review: PHANTOM THREAD

    Movie Review: PHANTOM THREAD

    Saturday, January 27 2018 8:48 PM EST2018-01-28 01:48:08 GMT
         Daniel Day Lewis has earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in the new movie called PHANTOM THREAD.       Lewis deserves the recognition, even thoughthe film itself is disappointing.       Reynolds: When I was a boy, I started hiding things in the linings of the garments. Things that only I knew were there.      In PHANTOM THREAD, Daniel Day Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a brilliant and arrogant fashio...More >>
         Daniel Day Lewis has earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in the new movie called PHANTOM THREAD.       Lewis deserves the recognition, even thoughthe film itself is disappointing.       Reynolds: When I was a boy, I started hiding things in the linings of the garments. Things that only I knew were there.      In PHANTOM THREAD, Daniel Day Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a brilliant and arrogant fashio...More >>
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    Movie Review: THE POST https://youtu.be/S0D1_X1MWQ4

    Movie Review: THE POST https://youtu.be/S0D1_X1MWQ4

    Monday, January 22 2018 2:31 AM EST2018-01-22 07:31:56 GMT
                         THE POST: https://youtu.be/S0D1_X1MWQ4        Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks appear together for the first time in Steven Spielberg’s new film, THE POST, a historical drama set at the Washington Post newspaper in 1971.        The movie is a rousing defense of freedom of the press in the form of an entertaining thriller based on actual historical events.    ...More >>
                         THE POST: https://youtu.be/S0D1_X1MWQ4        Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks appear together for the first time in Steven Spielberg’s new film, THE POST, a historical drama set at the Washington Post newspaper in 1971.        The movie is a rousing defense of freedom of the press in the form of an entertaining thriller based on actual historical events.    ...More >>
  • Movie Review: MOLLY'S GAME

    Movie Review: MOLLY'S GAME

  • Movie Review: DOWNSIZING

    Movie Review: DOWNSIZING

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    Movie Review: DOWNSIZING

    Movie Review: DOWNSIZING

    Saturday, January 6 2018 10:54 PM EST2018-01-07 03:54:28 GMT
        The new film, DOWNSIZING, is the 7th movie from Alexander Payne, the filmmaker who directed THE DESCENDANTS here on Oahu six years ago.       DOWNSIZING starts out as an entertaining science fiction satire with a fascinating premise, but it loses its direction about a third of the way through.      The movie is set in a world where scientists have figured out how to shrink people to five inches tall as a solution to over population. ...More >>
        The new film, DOWNSIZING, is the 7th movie from Alexander Payne, the filmmaker who directed THE DESCENDANTS here on Oahu six years ago.       DOWNSIZING starts out as an entertaining science fiction satire with a fascinating premise, but it loses its direction about a third of the way through.      The movie is set in a world where scientists have figured out how to shrink people to five inches tall as a solution to over population. ...More >>
  • Movie Review: DARKEST HOUR

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    Movie Review: DARKEST HOUR

    Movie Review: DARKEST HOUR

    Sunday, December 31 2017 5:28 PM EST2017-12-31 22:28:30 GMT
            Actor Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill, Britain’s World War 2 Prime Minister, in the new movie called DARKEST HOUR.        And he gives a great performance in a good, old fashioned historical drama.          In popular culture, Winston Churchill is known as the iconic cigar smoking Prime Minister whose brilliant speeches inspired British citizens to fight the Nazis in World War 2.     &nbs...More >>
            Actor Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill, Britain’s World War 2 Prime Minister, in the new movie called DARKEST HOUR.        And he gives a great performance in a good, old fashioned historical drama.          In popular culture, Winston Churchill is known as the iconic cigar smoking Prime Minister whose brilliant speeches inspired British citizens to fight the Nazis in World War 2.     &nbs...More >>
  • Movie Review: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

  • Movie Review: LADY BIRD

    Movie Review: LADY BIRD

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    Movie Review: LADY BIRD

    Movie Review: LADY BIRD

    Sunday, December 3 2017 2:55 PM EST2017-12-03 19:55:18 GMT
            If you like well acted movies that reflect what life is really like, I highly recommend the new film, LADY BIRD, written and directed by New York actress Greta Gerwig.First off, you should know that LADY BIRD has nothing to do with the wife of former president Lyndon Baines Johnson.         The title character is a smart, rebellious 17 year old girl going through her senior year at a Catholic high school in Sacramento California in 20...More >>
            If you like well acted movies that reflect what life is really like, I highly recommend the new film, LADY BIRD, written and directed by New York actress Greta Gerwig.First off, you should know that LADY BIRD has nothing to do with the wife of former president Lyndon Baines Johnson.         The title character is a smart, rebellious 17 year old girl going through her senior year at a Catholic high school in Sacramento California in 20...More >>
  • Movie Review: LAST FLAG FLYING

    Movie Review: LAST FLAG FLYING

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    Movie Review: LAST FLAG FLYING

    Movie Review: LAST FLAG FLYING

    Sunday, November 26 2017 1:22 PM EST2017-11-26 18:22:13 GMT
            In the new movie, LAST FLAG FLYING, three middle aged Vietnam veterans reunite after not seeing each other for thirty years. The movie tells a powerful story that benefits greatly from the strong chemistry among three fine actors: Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Lawrence Fishburn. They play the veterans whose lives were forever damaged by their experiences in the Viet Nam War. Doc: You know what amazes me about you? Sal: It could be anything. I’...More >>
            In the new movie, LAST FLAG FLYING, three middle aged Vietnam veterans reunite after not seeing each other for thirty years. The movie tells a powerful story that benefits greatly from the strong chemistry among three fine actors: Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, and Lawrence Fishburn. They play the veterans whose lives were forever damaged by their experiences in the Viet Nam War. Doc: You know what amazes me about you? Sal: It could be anything. I’...More >>
  • Movie Review: WONDERSTRUCK

    Movie Review: WONDERSTRUCK

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    Movie Review: WONDERSTRUCK

    Movie Review: WONDERSTRUCK

    Sunday, November 19 2017 3:14 PM EST2017-11-19 20:14:13 GMT
          The new movie called WONDERSTRUCK is based on a popular “young adult” novel, but while teenagers may like the film, it’s even better suited for adults.               WONDERSTRUCK is both poignant and beautiful. I was amazed by the inspired cinematography, creative editing and the evocative musical score.       The movie tells the separate but closely related stories of two 12 year old dea...More >>
          The new movie called WONDERSTRUCK is based on a popular “young adult” novel, but while teenagers may like the film, it’s even better suited for adults.               WONDERSTRUCK is both poignant and beautiful. I was amazed by the inspired cinematography, creative editing and the evocative musical score.       The movie tells the separate but closely related stories of two 12 year old dea...More >>
  • Movie Review: OSCAR PREVIEW

    Movie Review: OSCAR PREVIEW

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    MOVIE REVIEW: OSCAR PREVIEW

    MOVIE REVIEW: OSCAR PREVIEW

    Sunday, November 12 2017 8:24 PM EST2017-11-13 01:24:19 GMT
           Late fall is Oscar season for Hollywood. The major movie companies release their best films at this time a year, hoping to earn Oscar nominations. I look forward to seeing these three potential winners that will open in the next few weeks.         THE SQUARE will be Sweden’s entry in the Best Foreign Film category.         THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is seeking best picture and best actress...More >>
           Late fall is Oscar season for Hollywood. The major movie companies release their best films at this time a year, hoping to earn Oscar nominations. I look forward to seeing these three potential winners that will open in the next few weeks.         THE SQUARE will be Sweden’s entry in the Best Foreign Film category.         THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is seeking best picture and best actress...More >>
  • Movie Review: LOVING VINCENT

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    Movie Review: LOVING VINCENT

    Movie Review: LOVING VINCENT

    Sunday, November 5 2017 12:15 PM EST2017-11-05 17:15:22 GMT
       Nearly 100 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh have been transformed into the first ever feature film made entirely of animated oil paintings.         Seven years in the making, the new film called LOVING VINCENT consists of almost 67,000 animated oil paintings that imitate the brush strokes and vibrant colors of the famous artist.            Anyone who appreciates Van Gogh’s work is li...More >>
       Nearly 100 paintings by Vincent Van Gogh have been transformed into the first ever feature film made entirely of animated oil paintings.         Seven years in the making, the new film called LOVING VINCENT consists of almost 67,000 animated oil paintings that imitate the brush strokes and vibrant colors of the famous artist.            Anyone who appreciates Van Gogh’s work is li...More >>
  • Movie Review: THE FLORIDA PROJECT

    Movie Review: THE FLORIDA PROJECT

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    Movie Review: THE FLORIDA PROJECT

    Movie Review: THE FLORIDA PROJECT

    Sunday, October 29 2017 12:49 AM EDT2017-10-29 04:49:07 GMT
           The star THE FLORIDA PROJECT is six year old Brooklynn Prince.         It’s her first feature film role and she’s already an amazing actress. Plus, the movie itself is one of the best films I’ve seen all year.        Prince plays Moonee, a precocious little girl who lives in a garish, budget hotel near Disney World with her very young mother who can’t hold a job and has almost no money. ...More >>
           The star THE FLORIDA PROJECT is six year old Brooklynn Prince.         It’s her first feature film role and she’s already an amazing actress. Plus, the movie itself is one of the best films I’ve seen all year.        Prince plays Moonee, a precocious little girl who lives in a garish, budget hotel near Disney World with her very young mother who can’t hold a job and has almost no money. ...More >>
  • Movie Review: BATTLE OF THE SEXES and PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN

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    Movie Review: BATTLE OF THE SEXES and PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN

    Movie Review: BATTLE OF THE SEXES and PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN

    Sunday, October 22 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-10-22 23:04:24 GMT
         Two movies about recognizing the power of women are in theaters right now: BATTLE OF THE SEXES and PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN. Both movies are based on true stories and both are worth seeing.       BATTLE OF THE SEXES is an entertaining comedy-drama starring Emma Stone as female tennis champion Billy Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, a former men’s champion.        In 1973 Riggs challenged King to a na...More >>
         Two movies about recognizing the power of women are in theaters right now: BATTLE OF THE SEXES and PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN. Both movies are based on true stories and both are worth seeing.       BATTLE OF THE SEXES is an entertaining comedy-drama starring Emma Stone as female tennis champion Billy Jean King and Steve Carell as Bobby Riggs, a former men’s champion.        In 1973 Riggs challenged King to a na...More >>
  • Movie Review: BLADE RUNNER 2049

    Movie Review: BLADE RUNNER 2049

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    Movie Review: BLADE RUNNER 2049

    Movie Review: BLADE RUNNER 2049

    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-10-15 19:02:24 GMT
          BLADE RUNNER 2049 is the long awaited sequel to the ground breaking original film made 35 years ago. Fans of first movie will enjoy this sequel but it also works as a stand alone film.          BLADE RUNNER 2049 is a 150 million dollar science fiction art film that creates a bleak, futuristic world that feels amazingly real.          The film has a few scenes of intense violence, but its main purpose is to...More >>
          BLADE RUNNER 2049 is the long awaited sequel to the ground breaking original film made 35 years ago. Fans of first movie will enjoy this sequel but it also works as a stand alone film.          BLADE RUNNER 2049 is a 150 million dollar science fiction art film that creates a bleak, futuristic world that feels amazingly real.          The film has a few scenes of intense violence, but its main purpose is to...More >>
  • Movie Review: AMERICAN MADE

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    Movie Review: AMERICAN MADE

    Movie Review: AMERICAN MADE

    Sunday, October 8 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-10-09 01:28:56 GMT
           Actor Tom Cruise is now 55 years old, which means he’s been playing action heroes for over 30 years.        And he does it again in the new movie, AMERICAN MADE, an action/comedy inspired by the true story of Barry Seal, a pilot who in the 1980’s spied for the C.I.A. and also ran cocaine for a Columbian drug cartel.           It’s a modestly entertaining film that chronicles the rise and...More >>
           Actor Tom Cruise is now 55 years old, which means he’s been playing action heroes for over 30 years.        And he does it again in the new movie, AMERICAN MADE, an action/comedy inspired by the true story of Barry Seal, a pilot who in the 1980’s spied for the C.I.A. and also ran cocaine for a Columbian drug cartel.           It’s a modestly entertaining film that chronicles the rise and...More >>
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    Movie Review: "Brad's Status"

    Movie Review: "Brad's Status"

    Sunday, October 1 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-10-01 19:57:37 GMT
          Ben Stiller stars an anxious middle age father in BEN’S STATUS, a new film that contains a few scenes that were shot on Oahu. Stiller plays Brad, an upper middle class man who envies his more successful friends and wishes he had more money and status. He’s even jealous of his son, a talented young man who’s about to go to college.         What I really like about this film is that it’s closer to the reality ...More >>
          Ben Stiller stars an anxious middle age father in BEN’S STATUS, a new film that contains a few scenes that were shot on Oahu. Stiller plays Brad, an upper middle class man who envies his more successful friends and wishes he had more money and status. He’s even jealous of his son, a talented young man who’s about to go to college.         What I really like about this film is that it’s closer to the reality ...More >>
  • MOVIE REVIEW: MOTHER!

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    Movie Review: MOTHER!

    Movie Review: MOTHER!

    Sunday, September 24 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-09-24 21:56:22 GMT
           Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer—these big names might entice you to go to see MOTHER!, but be warmed, MOTHER! is a ridiculous and exasperating film, the self-indulgent work of a pretentious director: Darren Aronofsky, who  says that he intends for Jennifer Lawrence to represent Mother Nature while Javier Bardem symbolizes God.  Aronofsky: I really wanted to make this kind of allegory about mother nature &hell...More >>
           Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer—these big names might entice you to go to see MOTHER!, but be warmed, MOTHER! is a ridiculous and exasperating film, the self-indulgent work of a pretentious director: Darren Aronofsky, who  says that he intends for Jennifer Lawrence to represent Mother Nature while Javier Bardem symbolizes God.  Aronofsky: I really wanted to make this kind of allegory about mother nature &hell...More >>
  • movie review: WIND RIVER

    movie review: WIND RIVER

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    Movie Review: WIND RIVER

    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:28 PM EDT2017-09-18 00:28:10 GMT
         Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen star in WIND RIVER, a powerful character driven crime thriller set on a Native American reservation in Wyoming.        It’s the first movie directed by Taylor Sheridan, a former actor who  wrote last year’s Oscar nominated  HELL OR HIGH WATER, and I highly recommend it.  Renner: I need emergency assistance: the Wind River Indian Reservation.      Jeremy Renner as Fi...More >>
         Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen star in WIND RIVER, a powerful character driven crime thriller set on a Native American reservation in Wyoming.        It’s the first movie directed by Taylor Sheridan, a former actor who  wrote last year’s Oscar nominated  HELL OR HIGH WATER, and I highly recommend it.  Renner: I need emergency assistance: the Wind River Indian Reservation.      Jeremy Renner as Fi...More >>
  • Movie Review: 'Ohina Short Film Showcase

    Movie Review: 'Ohina Short Film Showcase

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    Movie Review: 'Ohina Short Film Showcase

    Movie Review: 'Ohina Short Film Showcase

    Sunday, August 27 2017 1:45 PM EDT2017-08-27 17:45:02 GMT
          Once a year, some of the best short films by Hawaii filmmakers are shown at a gathering called the ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase.       Here’s a preview of the September first program on the big screen at the Hawaii Theatre Center.        The ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase was created more than 15 years ago to support local filmmakers by giving them a chance to exhibit their work.        And I ca...More >>
          Once a year, some of the best short films by Hawaii filmmakers are shown at a gathering called the ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase.       Here’s a preview of the September first program on the big screen at the Hawaii Theatre Center.        The ‘Ohina Short Film Showcase was created more than 15 years ago to support local filmmakers by giving them a chance to exhibit their work.        And I ca...More >>
  • Movie Review: THE GLASS CASTLE

    Movie Review: THE GLASS CASTLE

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    Movie Review: THE GLASS CASTLE

    Sunday, August 20 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-08-20 20:25:05 GMT
         THE GLASS CASTLE is the second feature film from writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton who was born and raised on Maui. It was adapted from a best selling memoir by Jeanette Walls. This powerful drama shows how she and her three siblings had to practically raise themselves in the 1960’s and 70’s because their poverty stricken parents—smart and talented though they may have been—were not capable of really taking care of them. The crux of the ...More >>
         THE GLASS CASTLE is the second feature film from writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton who was born and raised on Maui. It was adapted from a best selling memoir by Jeanette Walls. This powerful drama shows how she and her three siblings had to practically raise themselves in the 1960’s and 70’s because their poverty stricken parents—smart and talented though they may have been—were not capable of really taking care of them. The crux of the ...More >>
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    Movie Review: DETROIT

    Sunday, August 13 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-08-13 19:38:19 GMT
          The new movie called DETROIT is based on a true story of police brutality during the riots in that city 50 years ago. The movie has already earned critical acclaim, but it’s not doing very well at the box office.       DETROIT recreates a harrowing night during the 1967 riots in that city when police brutally murdered three young unarmed black men at the Algiers Motel. The officers also terrorized ten more black men and two white women, mista...More >>
          The new movie called DETROIT is based on a true story of police brutality during the riots in that city 50 years ago. The movie has already earned critical acclaim, but it’s not doing very well at the box office.       DETROIT recreates a harrowing night during the 1967 riots in that city when police brutally murdered three young unarmed black men at the Algiers Motel. The officers also terrorized ten more black men and two white women, mista...More >>
  • Movie Review: RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL

    Movie Review: RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL

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    Movie Review: RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL

    Sunday, August 6 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-08-06 18:14:40 GMT
         The 28th annual Rainbow Film festival opens at the Doris Duke Theater next Thursday August Tenth with seventeen LBGTQ feature films and 3 short film showcases. Even though LBGTQ characters and stories are now part of mainstream entertainment, most of the movies in the Rainbow film festival will never screen in commercial theaters, so this may be your only chance to see them.        Here are some of what I believe are the highlights:  ...More >>
         The 28th annual Rainbow Film festival opens at the Doris Duke Theater next Thursday August Tenth with seventeen LBGTQ feature films and 3 short film showcases. Even though LBGTQ characters and stories are now part of mainstream entertainment, most of the movies in the Rainbow film festival will never screen in commercial theaters, so this may be your only chance to see them.        Here are some of what I believe are the highlights:  ...More >>
  • Movie Review: DUNKIRK

    Movie Review: DUNKIRK

  • Movie Review: DUNKIRK

    Movie Review: DUNKIRK

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    Movie Review:

    Movie Review:

    Sunday, July 30 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-07-31 03:57:44 GMT
         The new movie called DUNKIRK recreates the dramatic World War II rescue of several hundred thousand Allied soldiers from a French beach where they were surrounded by German troops. What made the Dunkirk rescue especially dramatic is that it was hundreds of English citizens in small boats who sailed across the English Channel to rescue the stranded soldiers.       Writer-director Christopher Nolan wants you to feel the chaos and panic of the soldie...More >>
         The new movie called DUNKIRK recreates the dramatic World War II rescue of several hundred thousand Allied soldiers from a French beach where they were surrounded by German troops. What made the Dunkirk rescue especially dramatic is that it was hundreds of English citizens in small boats who sailed across the English Channel to rescue the stranded soldiers.       Writer-director Christopher Nolan wants you to feel the chaos and panic of the soldie...More >>
  • Movie Review: THE BIG SICK

    Movie Review: THE BIG SICK

  • movie review: WAR FOR PLANET OF THE APES

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    Movie Review: THE BIG SICK

    Movie Review: THE BIG SICK

    Sunday, July 23 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-07-23 20:05:59 GMT
          A new movie called THE BIG SICK is a romantic comedy even though the female lead is in a coma for a third of the film.  But that doesn’t prevent it from being a crowd pleasing, highly entertaining film based on the real life story of the mixed race couple who wrote the script.         The history of the early relationship of struggling comedian Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily Gordon is sweet, funny, touching and above all tr...More >>
          A new movie called THE BIG SICK is a romantic comedy even though the female lead is in a coma for a third of the film.  But that doesn’t prevent it from being a crowd pleasing, highly entertaining film based on the real life story of the mixed race couple who wrote the script.         The history of the early relationship of struggling comedian Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily Gordon is sweet, funny, touching and above all tr...More >>
  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: WAR FOR PLANET OF THE APES

    Sunday, July 23 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-07-23 19:51:52 GMT
         WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is the 9th movie in a series of feature films that began in 1968. And it may well be the best of them.       For this film, motion capture technology made it possible to capture every nuance of the actors’ physical performances as apes.        Although this is clearly melodrama with a capital “M,” the emotions feel real and it’s fascinating to experience a world where people...More >>
         WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is the 9th movie in a series of feature films that began in 1968. And it may well be the best of them.       For this film, motion capture technology made it possible to capture every nuance of the actors’ physical performances as apes.        Although this is clearly melodrama with a capital “M,” the emotions feel real and it’s fascinating to experience a world where people...More >>
  • Movie Review: BABY DRIVER

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    Movie Review: BABY DRIVER

    Movie Review: BABY DRIVER

    Sunday, July 9 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-07-09 20:18:44 GMT
          If you’re looking for an enjoyable summer movie, I have a recommendation. It’s called BABY DRIVER, and it’s playing everywhere right now.       BABY DRIVER is a high energy, music driven, action/thriller. Watching it was the most fun I’ve had at the movies in the past couple of months.        This highly creative movie tells the story of an innocent, baby faced getaway driver who’s so obsessed wi...More >>
          If you’re looking for an enjoyable summer movie, I have a recommendation. It’s called BABY DRIVER, and it’s playing everywhere right now.       BABY DRIVER is a high energy, music driven, action/thriller. Watching it was the most fun I’ve had at the movies in the past couple of months.        This highly creative movie tells the story of an innocent, baby faced getaway driver who’s so obsessed wi...More >>
  • Movie Review: BEATRIX AT DINNER

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    Movie Review: BEATRIZ AT DINNER

    Movie Review: BEATRIZ AT DINNER

    Sunday, July 2 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-07-02 19:49:30 GMT
           Salma Hayek and John Lithgow star in a new movie called BEATRIZ AT DINNER, a thought provoking drama that centers on a confrontation at a dinner party between a Mexican American massage therapist and a rich Caucasian real estate developer who may remind you of Donald Trump. Salma Hayek and John Lithgow are superb at playing these two polar opposites, and the movie does a great job of making their conflict feel real.         Beatriz:...More >>
           Salma Hayek and John Lithgow star in a new movie called BEATRIZ AT DINNER, a thought provoking drama that centers on a confrontation at a dinner party between a Mexican American massage therapist and a rich Caucasian real estate developer who may remind you of Donald Trump. Salma Hayek and John Lithgow are superb at playing these two polar opposites, and the movie does a great job of making their conflict feel real.         Beatriz:...More >>
  • Movie review: ROUGH NIGHT

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    Movie Review: ROUGH NIGHT

    Movie Review: ROUGH NIGHT

    Sunday, June 25 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-06-25 20:04:47 GMT
                  Scarlett Johansson plays the lead role in a comedy called ROUGH NIGHT. If you like raunchy humor, this movie will make you laugh, because ROUGH NIGHT is the female version of the male farce called THE HANGOVER.  Instead of a bachelor weekend in Vegas, ROUGH NIGHT features a bachelorette weekend in Miami set up for the character played by Scarlett Johansson and four of the women friends she went to college with ten years ...More >>
                  Scarlett Johansson plays the lead role in a comedy called ROUGH NIGHT. If you like raunchy humor, this movie will make you laugh, because ROUGH NIGHT is the female version of the male farce called THE HANGOVER.  Instead of a bachelor weekend in Vegas, ROUGH NIGHT features a bachelorette weekend in Miami set up for the character played by Scarlett Johansson and four of the women friends she went to college with ten years ...More >>
  • Movie Review: PARIS CAN WAIT

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    Movie Review: PARIS CAN WAIT

    Movie Review: PARIS CAN WAIT

    Sunday, June 18 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-06-18 18:52:30 GMT
         Eleanor Coppola, who’s married to the man who directed THE GODFATHER movies, has made her first feature film at the age of 80.       PARIS CAN WAIT stars the always appealing Diane Lane as a neglected wife who catches a ride to Paris from the south of France with the French partner of her workaholic husband.       It’s low key entertainment based on a real life experience of director Eleanor Coppola, and it’s aime...More >>
         Eleanor Coppola, who’s married to the man who directed THE GODFATHER movies, has made her first feature film at the age of 80.       PARIS CAN WAIT stars the always appealing Diane Lane as a neglected wife who catches a ride to Paris from the south of France with the French partner of her workaholic husband.       It’s low key entertainment based on a real life experience of director Eleanor Coppola, and it’s aime...More >>
  • Movie Review: WONDER WOMAN

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    Movie Review: WONDER WOMAN

    Movie Review: WONDER WOMAN

    Sunday, June 11 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-06-12 01:26:01 GMT
         WONDER WOMAN, the new super heroine movie, made history by taking in 103 million dollars during its first three days in theaters, the largest weekend box office haul ever for a film directed by a woman. It took 75 years after she was created as a comic book character for Wonder Woman to finally get her own blockbuster film, directed by Patty Jenkins. And happily, it’s a well made, often funny movie with a star making performance from Gal Gadot in the title ...More >>
         WONDER WOMAN, the new super heroine movie, made history by taking in 103 million dollars during its first three days in theaters, the largest weekend box office haul ever for a film directed by a woman. It took 75 years after she was created as a comic book character for Wonder Woman to finally get her own blockbuster film, directed by Patty Jenkins. And happily, it’s a well made, often funny movie with a star making performance from Gal Gadot in the title ...More >>
  • Movie Review: ALIEN: COVENANT

    Movie Review: ALIEN: COVENANT

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    Movie Review: ALIEN: COVENANT

    Movie Review: ALIEN: COVENANT

    Sunday, June 4 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-06-04 19:16:26 GMT
        The 1979 film, ALIEN, remains one of the most popular science fiction/horror movies of all time. It has spawned three sequels and two prequels. But, until recently, I hadn't seen any of them except for the original which was so disturbing it gave me nightmares. It's taken me a long time to risk experiencing that much dread again. But the excellent 79 year old director, Ridley Scott, who made the first film, also made this prequel, ALIEN: COVENANT, so I knew it would at l...More >>
        The 1979 film, ALIEN, remains one of the most popular science fiction/horror movies of all time. It has spawned three sequels and two prequels. But, until recently, I hadn't seen any of them except for the original which was so disturbing it gave me nightmares. It's taken me a long time to risk experiencing that much dread again. But the excellent 79 year old director, Ridley Scott, who made the first film, also made this prequel, ALIEN: COVENANT, so I knew it would at l...More >>
  • Movie Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 and THE DINNER

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    Movie Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 and THE DINNER

    Movie Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 and THE DINNER

    Sunday, May 14 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-05-14 19:46:08 GMT
         Fans of summer blockbusters will be happy to see GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOLUME 2. And audiences who appreciate serious drama will be glad to watch THE DINNER. But I don’t completely endorse either movie.        GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOLUME 2 is an overly long spoof of  sci fi action films that also contains some of the most ridiculous drama I’ve ever seen. It’s as if a big group of writers contributed the craziest id...More >>
         Fans of summer blockbusters will be happy to see GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOLUME 2. And audiences who appreciate serious drama will be glad to watch THE DINNER. But I don’t completely endorse either movie.        GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOLUME 2 is an overly long spoof of  sci fi action films that also contains some of the most ridiculous drama I’ve ever seen. It’s as if a big group of writers contributed the craziest id...More >>
  • Movie Review: THEIR FINEST

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    Movie Review: THEIR FINEST

    Movie Review: THEIR FINEST

    Sunday, May 7 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-05-07 22:39:38 GMT
          A feature film about two British screenwriters creating a propaganda film during World War II may not sound all that interesting, but THEIR FINEST is a genuine crowd pleaser. The movie focuses on a smart young woman after she gets hired to help write a propaganda film that’s supposed to “inspire optimism but feel authentic.”        At the time, September 1940, German bombers were attacking London day and night and would keep ...More >>
          A feature film about two British screenwriters creating a propaganda film during World War II may not sound all that interesting, but THEIR FINEST is a genuine crowd pleaser. The movie focuses on a smart young woman after she gets hired to help write a propaganda film that’s supposed to “inspire optimism but feel authentic.”        At the time, September 1940, German bombers were attacking London day and night and would keep ...More >>
  • Movie Review: YOUR NAME.

    Movie Review: YOUR NAME.

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    movie review: YOUR NAME.

    movie review: YOUR NAME.

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-04-25 03:57:22 GMT
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Geneva} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Geneva; min-height: 25.0px}     A Japanese anime called YOUR NAME broke box office records in Japan last year. No other anime has ever sold more tickets in that country. The film is a beautifully hand drawn animation about a teenage boy and a teenage girl who wake up one morning in each other’s bodies. The switch is only temporary but it happens over and ...More >>
    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Geneva} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 18.0px Geneva; min-height: 25.0px}     A Japanese anime called YOUR NAME broke box office records in Japan last year. No other anime has ever sold more tickets in that country. The film is a beautifully hand drawn animation about a teenage boy and a teenage girl who wake up one morning in each other’s bodies. The switch is only temporary but it happens over and ...More >>
  • Movie Review: AFTER THE STORM

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    Movie Review: AFTER THE STORM

    Movie Review: AFTER THE STORM

    Sunday, April 16 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-04-16 17:59:47 GMT
          The new Japanese feature film called AFTER THE STORM is getting rave reviews, but it may be too slow and uneventful for mainstream audiences.        What writer-director Hirokazu Koreeda gives us in AFTER THE STORM is more like a slice of ordinary life than a story.       So if you go to see this movie, don’t expect high drama or a big climax.       The main characters are a divorced middle aged gam...More >>
          The new Japanese feature film called AFTER THE STORM is getting rave reviews, but it may be too slow and uneventful for mainstream audiences.        What writer-director Hirokazu Koreeda gives us in AFTER THE STORM is more like a slice of ordinary life than a story.       So if you go to see this movie, don’t expect high drama or a big climax.       The main characters are a divorced middle aged gam...More >>
  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

    Sunday, April 9 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-04-09 17:57:05 GMT
           GHOST IN THE SHELL is a special effects laded science fiction film that distinguishes itself with lush visuals and a somewhat thought provoking story of self-discovery for a troubled heroine whose body is synthetic, not real flesh and bone. It’s not a great movie but it’s a pretty good one, helped by the skillful acting of the always reliable Scarlett Johannsson. (The heroine, Major, is in a hospital bed, gasping for breath.) Dr. Quelet: Breath...More >>
           GHOST IN THE SHELL is a special effects laded science fiction film that distinguishes itself with lush visuals and a somewhat thought provoking story of self-discovery for a troubled heroine whose body is synthetic, not real flesh and bone. It’s not a great movie but it’s a pretty good one, helped by the skillful acting of the always reliable Scarlett Johannsson. (The heroine, Major, is in a hospital bed, gasping for breath.) Dr. Quelet: Breath...More >>
  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

    Movie Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

    Sunday, April 9 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-04-09 17:52:03 GMT
           GHOST IN THE SHELL is a special effects laded science fiction film that distinguishes itself with lush visuals and a somewhat thought provoking story of self-discovery for a troubled heroine whose body is synthetic, not real flesh and bone. It’s not a great movie but it’s a pretty good one, helped by the skillful acting of the always reliable Scarlett Johannsson. (The heroine, Major, is in a hospital bed, gasping for breath.) Dr. Quelet: Brea...More >>
           GHOST IN THE SHELL is a special effects laded science fiction film that distinguishes itself with lush visuals and a somewhat thought provoking story of self-discovery for a troubled heroine whose body is synthetic, not real flesh and bone. It’s not a great movie but it’s a pretty good one, helped by the skillful acting of the always reliable Scarlett Johannsson. (The heroine, Major, is in a hospital bed, gasping for breath.) Dr. Quelet: Brea...More >>
  • Movie Review: LAND OF MINE

    Movie Review: LAND OF MINE

  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: LAND OF MINE

    Movie Review: LAND OF MINE

    Sunday, April 2 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-04-02 17:54:49 GMT
            A Danish film called LAND OF MINE earned an Oscar nomination this year for Best Foreign Film. It’s a very good movie, but I don’t urge you to see it. The only reason I’m not pushing people to see LAND OF MINE is that it’s painful to watch. The film is the powerful story of a group of very young German soldiers in 1945 who are forced to clean up land mines buried by other Germans on the western beaches of Denmark during World War II. ...More >>
            A Danish film called LAND OF MINE earned an Oscar nomination this year for Best Foreign Film. It’s a very good movie, but I don’t urge you to see it. The only reason I’m not pushing people to see LAND OF MINE is that it’s painful to watch. The film is the powerful story of a group of very young German soldiers in 1945 who are forced to clean up land mines buried by other Germans on the western beaches of Denmark during World War II. ...More >>
  • TERRY'S TAKE

    Movie Review: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

    Movie Review: THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

    Monday, March 27 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-03-27 05:14:19 GMT
         If you’re interested in seeing a movie that stirs your emotions AND makes you think, try THE SENSE OF AND ENDING at Kahala.      You may not know the fine English actor, Jim Broadbent, by name, but chances are you’ve seen him play supporting character roles.       In THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, he’s a man in his sixties who learns that his memories of what happened 50 years earlier don’t correspond to the actual f...More >>
         If you’re interested in seeing a movie that stirs your emotions AND makes you think, try THE SENSE OF AND ENDING at Kahala.      You may not know the fine English actor, Jim Broadbent, by name, but chances are you’ve seen him play supporting character roles.       In THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, he’s a man in his sixties who learns that his memories of what happened 50 years earlier don’t correspond to the actual f...More >>
  • Movie Review: OSCAR WINNERS

    Movie Review: OSCAR WINNERS

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: Oscar Winners

    Movie Review: Oscar Winners

    Sunday, March 5 2017 1:48 PM EST2017-03-05 18:48:40 GMT
          Three of Oscar night’s most honored movies, LA LA LAND, MOONLIGHT, and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, are still showing in Oahu theaters, and I urge you to see them on the big screen while you still can, especially LA LA LAND.         I don’t usually gush about movies, but I loved watching LA LA LAND.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing what I think is the most entertaining film of 2016.      &...More >>
          Three of Oscar night’s most honored movies, LA LA LAND, MOONLIGHT, and MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, are still showing in Oahu theaters, and I urge you to see them on the big screen while you still can, especially LA LA LAND.         I don’t usually gush about movies, but I loved watching LA LA LAND.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing what I think is the most entertaining film of 2016.      &...More >>
  • Movie Review: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

  • Movie Review: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and TONI ERDMANN

    Movie Review: THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and TONI ERDMANN

  • Movie Review: PATERSON

  • Movie Review: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN

  • Movie Review: THE FOUNDER, ELLE, LIVE BY NIGHT

    Movie Review: THE FOUNDER, ELLE, LIVE BY NIGHT

  • Movie Review: HIDDEN FIGURES

    Movie Review: HIDDEN FIGURES

  • Movie Review: LION

    Movie Review: LION

  • Movie Review: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

    Movie Review: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

  • Movie Review: LA LA LAND and MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI

    Movie Review: LA LA LAND and MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI

  • Movie Review: BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK

  • Movie Review: MOONLIGHT

  • Movie Review: DOCTOR STRANGE

    Movie Review: DOCTOR STRANGE

  • Movie Preview: Hawaii International Film Festival 2016

    Movie Preview: Hawaii International Film Festival 2016

  • Movie Review: JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

    Movie Review: JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

  • Movie Review: MRS. PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN and QUEEN OF KATWE

    Movie Review: MRS. PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN and QUEEN OF KATWE

  • Movie Review: SNOWDEN and BRIDGET JONES'S BABY

    Movie Review: SNOWDEN and BRIDGET JONES'S BABY

  • MOVIE REVIEW: SULLY

    MOVIE REVIEW: SULLY

  • Movie Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER

    Movie Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER

  • Movie Review: EQUITY

    Movie Review: EQUITY

  • Movie Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

    Movie Review: HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

  • Headline: THE BFG

    Headline: THE BFG

  • Movie Review: FINDING DORY

    Movie Review: FINDING DORY

  • Movie Review: GENIUS

    Movie Review: GENIUS

  • Movie Review: MAGGIE'S PLAN

    Movie Review: MAGGIE'S PLAN

  • Movie Review: THE LOBSTER

    Movie Review: THE LOBSTER

  • Movie Review: LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

    Movie Review: LOVE & FRIENDSHIP

  • Movie Preview: Summer Movies 2

    Movie Preview: Summer Movies 2

  • Movie Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

    Movie Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

  • Movie Review: Four Local Documentaries and a Feature Film

    Movie Review: Four Local Documentaries and a Feature Film

  • Movie Review: A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING & EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

    Movie Review: A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING & EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

  • Movie Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK

    Movie Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK

  • Movie Review: DEMOLITION

    Movie Review: DEMOLITION

  • Movie Review: I SAW THE LIGHT

  • Movie Review: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

    Movie Review: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE

  • Movie Review: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT

    Movie Review: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT

  • Movie Review: 45 YEARS

    Movie Review: 45 YEARS

  • Movie Review: MUSTANG

    Movie Review: MUSTANG

  • Movie Review: THE REVENANT and a Workshop announcement

    Movie Review: THE REVENANT and a Workshop announcement

  • Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

    Movie Review: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

  • Movie Review: CREED

    Movie Review: CREED

  • Movie Review: TRUMP

  • Movie Review: BROOKLYN

    Movie Review: BROOKLYN

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: SPOTLIGHT

    Movie Review: SPOTLIGHT

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: ROOM

    Movie Review: ROOM

  • Movie Review: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

    Movie Review: THE PEANUTS MOVIE

  • Movie Review: TRUTH

    Movie Review: TRUTH

  • Movie Review: BRIDGE OF SPIES

    Movie Review: BRIDGE OF SPIES

  • Movie Review: 99 HOMES

    Movie Review: 99 HOMES

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: THE MARTIAN

    Movie Review: THE MARTIAN

  • Movie Review: GRANDMA

    Movie Review: GRANDMA

  • Movie Review: THE GIFT

    Movie Review: THE GIFT

  • Terry's Take

    Movie Review: IRRATIONAL MAN

    Movie Review: IRRATIONAL MAN

  • Movie Review: MR. HOLMES

    Movie Review: MR. HOLMES

  • Movie Review: TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

    Movie Review: TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

  • Movie Review: ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

    Movie Review: ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

  • Movie Review: MAGIC MIKE XXL and THE OVERNIGHT

    Movie Review: MAGIC MIKE XXL and THE OVERNIGHT

  • Movie Review: INSIDE OUT

    Movie Review: INSIDE OUT

  • Movie Review: LOVE AND MERCY

    Movie Review: LOVE AND MERCY

  • Movie Review: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

    Movie Review: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

  • Movie Review: CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

    Movie Review: CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

  • Movie Review: THE AGE OF ADALINE

    Movie Review: THE AGE OF ADALINE

  • Movie Review: WILD TALES

    Movie Review: WILD TALES

  • Movie Review: CINDERELLA

    Movie Review: CINDERELLA

  • Movie Review: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

    Movie Review: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

  • Movie Review: THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

    Movie Review: THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

  • Movie Review: LEVIATHAN and FOCUS

    Movie Review: LEVIATHAN and FOCUS

  • Movie Review: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

    Movie Review: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

  • Movie Review: AMERICAN SNIPER

    Movie Review: AMERICAN SNIPER

  • Movie Review: SELMA

    Movie Review: SELMA

  • Movie Review: INHERENT VICE

    Movie Review: INHERENT VICE

  • Movie Review: BIG EYES

    Movie Review: BIG EYES

  • Movie Review: THE IMITATION GAME

    Movie Review: THE IMITATION GAME

  • Movie Review: FORCE MAJEURE

    Movie Review: FORCE MAJEURE

  • Movie Review: THE HOMESMAN

    Movie Review: THE HOMESMAN

  • Movie Review: WHIPLASH

    Movie Review: WHIPLASH

  • Movie Review: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

    Movie Review: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

  • Movie Review: INTERSTELLAR

    Movie Review: INTERSTELLAR

  • Movie Review: NIGHTCRAWLER

    Movie Review: NIGHTCRAWLER

  • Movie Review: FURY

    Movie Review: FURY

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