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Feb 082017
 
 By , February 8, 2017
Movie Review: "A Cure for Wellness"

“A Cure for Wellness” – a film review by Gary Chew A large financial deal is about to be signed off on, but the required signature for the paperwork is that of a man who has taken time off from his New York office for [more…]

Jan 242017
 
 By , January 24, 2017
Movie Review: "20th Century Women"
Movie Review: "20th Century Women"

“20th Century Women” – a film review by Gary Chew What we’ve got here in this new film by Berkeley-born Mike Miles is a 55-year-old woman confronting the cultural tsunami of the late Seventies. Fortunately, since her foibles take place in Santa Barbara by the [more…]

Jan 162017
 
 By , January 16, 2017
Movie Review: "Elle"

“Elle” – a film review by Gary Chew If Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Ida Lapino were still alive, these famous film stars would probably learn a thing or two about being pushy by watching Isabelle Huppert in Paul Verhoeven’s new film with the small [more…]

Dec 292016
 
 By , December 29, 2016
Best Ten New Movies I Saw In 2016

Here are the best ten new movies I saw in 2016 I wrote 36 reviews of new films in this bizarre year of 2016.  I can’t see all the new movies, nor do I want to. Then there are those that I’m not privy to [more…]

Dec 202016
 
 By , December 20, 2016
Movie Review: "Passengers"

“Passengers” – a film review by Gary Chew It must be addressed at the outset: I’d see any movie that has music in it that’s been written by Thomas Newman, son of another Newman film score composer with a first name of Alfred. That’s even [more…]

Dec 152016
 
 By , December 15, 2016
Movie Review: "La La Land"

“La La Land” – a film review by Gary Chew Sitting here at the dusty keyboard, my review of La La Land writes itself. Why, you might ask? There are two reasons. I’m listening to all the music from this glorious film through the CD [more…]

Dec 152016
 
 By , December 15, 2016
Movie Review: "Jackie"

“Jackie” – a film review by Gary Chew Watching a new film about an infamous assassination on its 53rd anniversary can’t be a light encounter of any kind for anybody, especially if the victim is the first person you ever voted for to be president [more…]

Dec 132016
 
 By , December 13, 2016
Review: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” – a film review by Gary Chew When I was a boy, I went to the movies nearly every week, usually on Fridays. I didn’t go necessarily because the double feature playing was something just really fabulous. What drew [more…]

Dec 082016
 
 By , December 8, 2016
Movie Review: "Miss Sloane"

“Miss Sloane” – a film review by Gary Chew Even though Miss Sloane is constructed to satisfy a personal bias of mine — that being the passage of more sensible laws as to who may buy and own a gun, while not injuring the Second [more…]

Dec 022016
 
 By , December 2, 2016
Movie Review: "Manchester by the Sea"

“Manchester by the Sea” – a film review by Gary Chew No tsunamis 20 feet high crash onto Manchester by the Sea. Neither monstrous hurricanes nor giant water serpents devastate this quaint and lovely fishing village along the Massachusetts coast. But just about everything else [more…]