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Rocketman

Though dealing with familiar issues, "Rocketman" takes off with more intense energy than most movies about popular music stars. Addiction...

Tales of the City

Netflix just advanced "Tales of the City," a limited series with appeal for today's binge-viewers plus longtime PBS fans who may remember...

Book Smart

Book Smart shows film smarts with clever scripting and energetic visuals that take it to brassier realms than high school/coming-of-age...

Wine Country

Despite its funny stars and vineyard setting, the new Netflix film "Wine Country" focuses more on fears induced by middle age than on...

Road Trip

For film critics, going on vacation often represents no movie watching as we escape our regular activities, which works out perfectly...

Avengers: Endgame

Describing the massive destruction he causes for the Avengers series, bad guy Thanos proclaims: "I am inevitable." And given the...

Penguins

A box office hit and Oscar winner, the documentary "March of the Penguins" from 2005 should have ended any need for further arctic bird...

John Wick 3

Optimists looking for the good side of everything can find educational value in the hyper violent and hugely paranoiac third John Wick...

Little

"Little:" the movie I wanted to like in a big way. And, for lots of reasons. Reason one: it features Regina Hall. From such television...

The Mustang

Northern Nevada plays a big role in "The Mustang" featuring the state prison's wild horse training program. The program joins two similar...

Us

Since my job used to involve bringing projects to film in Nevada's impressive array of locations, I view almost all movies with an eye to...

Oscar Night

Millions discover the year's best picture by watching the Oscar awards show, but just like presidential races, politics and structure...

Five Feet Apart

Among the world's great mysteries comes the chronic popularity of a movie genre dubbed "sick flicks." Sick, as in bedridden with illness,...

Gloria Bell

By playing the peppy pop tune "Gloria" for its previews in 2013, the movie with that title misled me. I watched it expecting something...

Captain Marvel

The new "Captain Marvel" movie ranks above average as a superhero film, with humorous touches emphasizing the project's lightweight...

Stan and Ollie

Thanks to "Stan and Ollie," critics like me got a break from using downbeat adjectives starting with the letter "d" in the awards bait...

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