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Diane Pershing

Diane Pershing
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
85% Okja (2017) It needs to be on your list of do-not-miss films.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2017
76% My Cousin Rachel (2017) The film is gorgeous to look at, with a fine supporting cast of British actors etching indelible portraits, no matter how small the role. But it is Weisz's picture; she glows from within, only we're not sure if it's womanly warmth or hell-fire.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
100% If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017) This HBO documentary, conceived and narrated by Carl Reiner and featuring him, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear and Dick Van Dyke -- all of them well into their 90s -- celebrates humor and long life.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
49% Churchill (2017) Churchill wants to be a great film, but it's only a decent one.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
92% Wonder Woman (2017) In short, Wonder Woman is a wonder.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
72% The Wizard of Lies (2017) If you want a thorough history lesson about this horrendous scandal, The Wizard of Lies is for you. If you want to see Robert DeNiro at the top of his craft... this is for you. If you rejoice in a fine script, brilliant direction... this is for you.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
84% The Wedding Plan (2017) While I enjoyed The Wedding Plan, some of the dialog-heavy scenes went on too long... Even so, this one is highly recommended to a discerning audience for independent films.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
92% A Quiet Passion (2017) I wish I could say A Quiet Passion is a great film, but it is not. It's overly long and often static.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
46% Going in Style (2017) Stay away. I wish I had.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
88% Their Finest (2017) If you enjoy dry British wit and broad satire, understated but deeply felt emotions, and Bill Nighy at his quirky best as a narcissistic, aging leading man, this one's for you.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) I loved Beauty and the Beast, had a smile on my face the entire time. Don't miss it.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
95% The Women's Balcony (Ismach Hatani) (2017) The gifted cast and script bring much warm humor to this story of the people of modern Israel: The deeply observant, the thoroughly secular and everything in between.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) A complex, compelling film from Iran - modern day Iran as we Americans never get to see it - it well deserved its win.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
60% Cezanne and I (Cézanne et Moi) (2017) If you love art, history, France, meticulous camera work and some fine acting, Cezanne and I is for you.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2017
93% Logan (2017) Logan is one of the best of the entire X-Men franchise.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
80% Personal Shopper (2017) I found Personal Shopper a mesmerizing experience. This film, written and directed by Olivier Assayas, is part ghost story, part travelogue, part fashion show, and part mystery/thriller, and the various elements somehow blend into one cohesive whole.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
94% Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016) Fine acting, gorgeous camerawork - I recommend it, especially if you like your worldview expanded.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
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
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
85% Sully (2016) Tom Hanks is, of course, a national treasure and every part, down to the smallest one, is perfectly cast.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
97% Little Men (2016) Bravo, Ira Sachs, for the fine direction and co-writing.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
52% 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
43% 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
83% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
96% 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
92% 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
89% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
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
85% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
92% 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
81% 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
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight is revelation.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017