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Diane Pershing

Diane Pershing
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
84% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) Highly enjoyable, even if you're not a huge tennis fan.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
93% 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
73% 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
85% 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
87% 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
92% 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
56% 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
71% 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
93% Logan Lucky (2017) Need escape? Logan Lucky is for you.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
86% 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
77% 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
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
73% 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
86% 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
91% 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
49% Going in Style (2017) Stay away. I wish I had.‐ Malibu Times
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
90% 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
70% 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
96% 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
96% 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
62% 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