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Diane Pershing

Diane Pershing
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
95% Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) If you miss him and if you missed this documentary when it debuted a few months ago, don't miss it now. I laughed and I cried. So will you.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
79% Quincy (2018) This Netflix documentary honors his career, but it's the focus on the man himself that sets it apart from others like it.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
95% Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) This HBO production is too long. And I found some of the modern day interviews somewhat self-serving and filled with inconsistencies. On the other hand, who among us can look back on long lives with total emotional and factual recall?‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
79% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Michael Moore's new film is one of his more successful endeavors: a hard-hitting exposé of raging greed that disregards the horrific toll it takes on human beings.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
69% The Children Act (2018) It moves with deliberation and rich dialog, many silences, and thoroughly captures the surface charm and inner struggle for disengagement of Judge Maye. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
85% A Simple Favor (2018) "A Simple Favor" is a clever film, filled with lots of twists and turns-perhaps one or two too many?-and enhanced by two fine actresses, Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
83% Juliet, Naked (2018) It's a funny little film but it also has moments of profundity, such as wishing for do-overs when life makes that impossible... I recommend it highly.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
60% Operation Finale (2018) Operation Finale is not a particularly successful nail-biter; in fact, it can be downright dull at times. What a waste, because it's a great story‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Crazy Rich Asians is the perfect way to avoid reality, so if that sounds tempting, I suggest you avail yourself of its charms.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Bravo to the technical and location directors and the fine editing. MI: Freefall is sheer fun and, while it's much longer than usual at two-and-a-half hours, it's worth every tense moment.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
94% Sorry to Bother You (2018) I wanted to like it more than I actually did... But much of the humor totally escaped me and I walked out only mildly impressed.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
95% Three Identical Strangers (2018) British filmmaker Tim Wardle has done an exquisite job of... weaving i[information] all together like a well-made mystery, full of twists and shocks and possible villains.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) It is exemplary in explaining just who this Mr. Rogers was, warts and all.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) So, a caper film with no tension. Check. But at least I got to see a bunch of actresses I like very much including Anne Hathaway utilizing her comic chops playing a narcissistic celebrity.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) When they cross the line into noncomic violence and torture with me, I'm done being amused.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
97% The Rider (2018) With its slow pace that subtly builds tension, its breathtaking camera work and its heartbreaking-yet-life-affirming view of a world unfamiliar to most of us, "The Rider" swept me away. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
83% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) Highly enjoyable, even if you're not a huge tennis fan.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
94% RBG (2018) "RBG" is a treasure trove of historical information, landmark court cases, and a glimpse into the mind and world of this living legend. Long may she reign.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
95% A Quiet Place (2018) A Quiet Place could be placed in the horror genre, but it's so much more than that. It's a love story, a rich tapestry of family life.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
72% Ready Player One (2018) Even though I'm not the target audience, and even though it went on too long and sagged somewhat in the last half, I was carried away by the gorgeous special effects, the energy and Spielberg's sheer joy in filmmaking. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
89% Isle of Dogs (2018) By turns wry, scary, comical and deeply gloomy, it lingers on each emotional note for only moments, then hops onto the next. It's fast-paced and gorgeous to look at.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
93% Icarus (2017) This is fascinating, scary stuff, not the least of which is the bald-faced lies told all around that are delivered as fact. Icarus is the perfect fable for our time.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
96% Foxtrot (2018) The film's effect is so powerful, its timeless themes so beautifully dramatized: War is hell and senseless but inevitable; love is what binds us together and rips us apart; life is a series of accidents-both awful and joyous-waiting to happen. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
87% Annihilation (2018) Well-done science fiction, artful and glimmering special effects, a script that unfolds its secrets carefully so that you are constantly surprised at each new revelation and, finally, a delicious sense of creepiness throughout, I highly recommend this.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Unfortunately, the recently released "Red Sparrow"... falls far short of what could have been.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
97% Black Panther (2018) The fact that Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker and Martin Freeman are all deeply committed to their roles only makes Black Panther more effective for audiences of all colors, and an important statement.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) It is a masterful performance but, for me, not enough to make me a fan of the film.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
82% Molly's Game (2018) [Aaron] Sorkin is blessed to have Jessica Chastain playing Molly: She can handle the pacing of his dialog and her face and body are magic on film.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) It is not only lovely to look at (the exquisite northern Italian countryside made me want to hop on a plane that moment), but is made even better by the subtle performance of Timothée Chalamet. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) I came away from seeing it feeling both unmoved and dissatisfied. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
84% Darkest Hour (2017) The script is crisp, the acting topnotch all around.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
92% The Shape of Water (2017) This is a gorgeous, sensual film, a tale filled with kindness and evil and the battle between the two. Be sure to suspend disbelief at the door.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) An unexpected pleasure. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
87% The Post (2018) [Meryl] Streep shines. But then, she always does.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
99% Lady Bird (2017) It's also funny, very real and fast-moving.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) We thoroughly enjoy Cate Blanchett vamping it up as an evil villainess, glaring at us through smoky eye makeup and spitting out nasty dialogue. Like I said: Fun.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
98% Jane (2017) We are so lucky to have had Jane Goodall in our lives; what a treasure she is. And what a treasure is "Jane." ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
86% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) It's a fascinating tale and the cast-Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote-is uniformly excellent,‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) Both [Adam] Sandler and [Ben] Stiller are so very good, showing us much more depth and range than we've seen before.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
86% American Made (2017) All in all, it's a pretty diverting afternoon at the cinema.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
55% Bobbi Jene (2017) The dancer Bobbi Jene is a gift to us all; the film, alas, not much of a gift at all.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Denis Villeneuve has created a modern work of art.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) By the way, Battle of the Sexes is also quite a funny film too. It has it all.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
72% Viceroy's House (2017) Viceroy's House has some less-than-graceful scenes and a romance thread that eventually becomes formulaic, but they do not take away from the stunning, moving story that is on screen.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
92% Logan Lucky (2017) Need escape? Logan Lucky is for you.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
87% The Incredible Jessica James (2017) [Jessica] Williams is a very strong presence with energy and personality to spare--she will go far.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
78% Atomic Blonde (2017) Atomic Blonde is pure escapism--two hours of an adrenaline rush, nonstop good guys vs. bad guys. ‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
92% Dunkirk (2017) Even with my reservations, I was glued to the screen and don't think I took a breath for the entire nearly two hours of running time.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
98% The Big Sick (2017) Ramano's character adores his daughter and his wife but tends to ramble on and on about this, that and the other, often to hysterical effect. Hunter's character's intensity is fierce and funny.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
86% Okja (2017) It needs to be on your list of do-not-miss films.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017