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Marriage Story (R) ★★★★

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  Marriage Story is a comedy-drama film or dramadey written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adamson Driver. We view an insightful and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family that longs to stay together. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta…

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“Honey Boy” (R) ★★★

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“Honey Boy” is an autobiographical story of actor Shia LaBeouf’s childhood relationship with his father. LaBeouf plays his father while Lucas Hedges and Noah Jupe play older and younger LeBeouf. “Honey Boy” had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2019, and won the Special Jury…

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Parasite (R) ★★★★

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The story is of a family of four living in South Korea; they are so poor they fold Pizza boxes to make a living. Suddenly, everything changes when the older son is hired as a tutor to teach a wealthy families’ High School daughter English. Eventually, all four family members…

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Ad Astra (PG-13) ★★★½

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Brad Pitt plays astronaut Roy McBride, who’s sent on a top-secret mission to discover what’s behind the damaging electromagnetic pulses coming from the planet Neptune. His father, played by Tommy Lee Jones, is a decorated astronaut that has been missing in space. The film is directed and co-written by James…

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“Dolemite is My Name” (R) ★★★★

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“Dolemite is My Name” is a Biographical Comedy I screened “Dolemite” during the Toronto International Film Festival, and I am pleased to say, Eddie Murphy is back in a role that highlights his comedic genius. The film is based on the 1970s struggling filmmaker and irreverent standup comedian Rudy Ray…

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Jojo Rabbit (PG-13) ★★★★

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“Jojo Rabbit” PG-13 it’s an anti-hate satire by writer and director Taika Waititi. It’s the story of a lonely German boy during WWII played by Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo, he’s a member of the Hitler youth, although his parents are members of the resistance. His world view is turned…

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Downtown Abbey (PG-13) ★★★

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“Downtown Abbey” Is based on the Emmy winning TV series. The year is 1927 and the King and Queen of England have decided to pay a social call to Downton Abbey! One can only imagine the hysteria that ensues, trying to accommodate the royal guests. The cast is back: Hugh…

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