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Diane Pershing

Diane Pershing
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
94% Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016) Fine acting, gorgeous camerawork - I recommend it, especially if you like your worldview expanded.‐ Malibu Times
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99% Get Out (2017) Nope, not going to ruin the movie. Suffice it to say there is creeping unease, heart-stopping tension, people who are not as they seem to be and a finale that is violent but which will knock your socks off.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The story takes a turn halfway through that might be true to the book (I haven't read it) but shifts gears out of the sensual treat we've been experiencing into sheer melodrama, utilizing a set of coincidences that feel downright corny.‐ Malibu Times
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87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Even though there's no real story to speak of, I enjoyed Florence Foster Jenkins because it has gorgeous period costumes and wonderful performances.‐ Malibu Times
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85% Sully (2016) Tom Hanks is, of course, a national treasure and every part, down to the smallest one, is perfectly cast.‐ Malibu Times
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98% Little Men (2016) Bravo, Ira Sachs, for the fine direction and co-writing.‐ Malibu Times
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51% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant is, like The Girl on the Train, not a great film, but totally worth seeing.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
44% The Girl on the Train (2016) While it's not a great movie, I found it absorbing for the most part, an intriguing use of the unreliable narrator (which has been over-used in the past few years), gorgeous photography and a fine script by Erin Cressida Wilson.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
82% Denial (2016) Playwright David Hare's script only shines during the courtroom scenes; everything else is flat and uninvolving - a sad waste of talent and subject.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The film wants so badly to be fun and silly, but I'm sorry to say it's an old-fashioned dud.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is not classic flight-from-reality faire but it sure got me out of the doldrums.‐ Malibu Times
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95% Moana (2016) My nearly five-year-old granddaughter found parts of it too scary, but it's a rousing tale of an ancient island people, their gods and monsters.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
89% Jackie (2016) What a tense, absorbing, startling film it is. Natalie Portman is simply astounding.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
93% La La Land (2016) A huge, ambitious, color-soaked film, it's about 80 percent successful at following through on its goal to bring back the American musical.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
88% 20th Century Women (2017) Bening shines in 20th Century Women, a small gem of a film.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) Fascinating women, fascinating lives. Don't miss it.‐ Malibu Times
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85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Did I love it? Not really. But I liked it just fine. It needed it to be much better than those best-forgotten Episodes I-III, and it does just that.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
86% Lion (2016) [It's] alternately emotionally wrenching and veering on the sentimental. But it never reduces itself to mawkishness so, by the end, we are rewarded for having seen it.‐ Malibu Times
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93% Hidden Figures (2017) I liked Hidden Figures so much I went back to see it again. And I liked it just as much the second time.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
93% Fences (2016) All that being said, Washington and Viola Davis - reprising their 2010 Broadway roles - are so damn good and the supporting cast is so solid, Fences is worth seeing for the acting alone.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Kenneth Lonergan, the writer/director of You Can Count on Me, another finely nuanced film on difficult families and a personal favorite of mine, has done it again here.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
80% Patriots Day (2017) What Patriot's Day manages to do, and do well, is take a story whose ending we are all familiar with and make it not just suspenseful, but emotionally wrenching.‐ Malibu Times
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97% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is revelation.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017