Newport This Week (RI)

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Rating Title/Year Author
Supernova (2020) Loren King Actor turned filmmaker Harry Macqueen, who made his directing debut in 2014 with the indie road movie Hinterland, allows Firth and Tucci to hold the screen without resorting to easy sentiment. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2021
True Mothers (2020) Loren King Kawase takes the film in surprising directions, but her narrative and her naturalistic, engrossing style never loses emotional focus. The story may be a familiar one, but this film lets it unfold with rare tenderness and mystery. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2021
Cruella (2021) Loren King It's all in good fun, for the most part. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2021
Together Together (2021) Loren King Writer-director Nikole Beckwith creates a relationship movie that's fresh and unexpected about a natural, caring friendship that's not based on romantic love, but is about love nonetheless. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
Radium Girls (2018) Loren King An underdog battling a callous corporation that knowingly poisoned citizens, Radium Girls is a movie in the spirit of Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action. It takes place during the Jazz Age, but holds haunting relevance for today. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
The Father (2020) Loren King Hopkins' masterful performance operates on multiple levels, as the audience isn't sure what's "real" or what's been distorted. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2021
Nomadland (2020) Loren King [McDormand's] vulnerable but commanding performance anchored the film's balance of professional and non-professional actors that gives the film its distinctive blend of documentary and elegy, grit and grace. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2021
Francesco (2020) Loren King If you don't know much about the life and work of Pope Francis, or even if you think you do, [Francesco] is an eloquent primer and reminder. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2021
The Life Ahead (2020) Loren King The legendary Sophia Loren isn't resting on her laurels. After a seven-decade career rich with many landmarks in international cinema, she is now, at 86, delivering a commanding and soulful performance in the Netflix drama, The Life Ahead. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2021
Moxie (2021) Loren King It's entertaining and certainly watchable, but it seems diluted for mass consumption. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2021
Stray (2021) Loren King Stray will appeal mostly to dog lovers. It may not leave you in tears, but you won't be unmoved. But it is also about people and how animals so often reveal us for who and what we really are. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2021
Minari (2020) Loren King Minari is a gentle surprise that feels so welcome right now; a deeply personal story that is universal in its understanding of humanity, decency and resiliency. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2021
The Assistant (2019) Loren King The Assistant is a searing portrait of the Weinstein power dynamic. But its strength is that it could be any exploitative workplace. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
Promising Young Woman (2020) Loren King Promising Young Woman wants to push buttons and provoke reactions. It's a scorching indictment wrapped in a sophisticated revenge fantasy. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2021
Two of Us (2019) Loren King Two of Us delivers a rare and restrained portrait of enduring love, especially between women of a certain age, right up to its devastatingly moving final frame. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity (2018) Loren King A revelation for fans of Escher and newbies, alike. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
One Night in Miami (2020) Loren King Regina King... proves she is as proficient behind the camera as she is in front of it, creating an operatic ensemble piece. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
Identifying Features (2020) Loren King The cumulative impact is stunning and heart-wrenching. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
Some Kind of Heaven (2020) Loren King The impressive debut from director Lance Oppenheim... looks at The Villages, a sprawling planned retirement community in Central Florida, about 45 miles from Orlando, and finds the surreal and the strange as well as the humor and poignancy. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
Rock Camp: The Movie (2021) Loren King [Rock Camp] certainly won't change the world, but it provides the pure pleasure of seeing people having fun simply by making music. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
Zappa (2020) Loren King Zappa touches on so many aspects of Frank Zappa's too-short life and career that, by the end, one realizes that although a greatest hits collection is an entertaining overview, Zappa really deserves a box set. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
Modern Persuasion (2020) Loren King [Neuwirth's] performance, along with Witt's, make Modern Persuasion not a complete waste of time. But this updating pales next to the more faithful screen adaptation Persuasion from 1995. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2020
Proxima (2019) Loren King Green deftly captures the push-pull of motherhood and stressful professional demands as she anchors this luminous, unique film that's grounded in reality, but transcends its earthly themes for something otherworldly. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
I Am Greta (2020) Loren King [An] intimate portrait. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
The Road (1954) Loren King The great Giulietta Masina, who was Fellini's wife, is the heart and soul of La Strada. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
Sibyl (2019) Loren King Sibyl balances romantic thriller and delicious drama with comic overtones about movie-making. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2020
The Glorias (2020) Loren King As the older Steinem, Julianne Moore is pitch perfect in recreating Steinem's speech, mannerisms, intellect and sly wit. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
Us Kids (2020) Loren King A compelling story of several ordinary but remarkable young people who refuse to be victims and their incessant efforts to reclaim democracy. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
On the Rocks (2020) Loren King Even Murray's performance starts to wear with a plot this thin. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
Martin Eden (2019) Loren King By weaving Martin's ideological journey and Italy's political and social trajectory as it heads toward fascism, Marcello captures the spirit of London's novel as he crafts an ambitious and haunting film. EDIT
Posted Oct 29, 2020
() Loren King Citizens of the World takes on a touching seriousness about the meaning of home and the hopes of finding one even in distant places. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something (2020) Loren King Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something is an important chronicle of Chapin, the musician and the man. But one is left with the bittersweet understanding of how much more he might have done. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President (2020) Loren King The film offers an irresistible time capsule of 1970s music, but more importantly, it looks back at a time in politics that's both vanished and missed, one marked by collegiality, bipartisanship and basic decency. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2020
Mulan (2020) Loren King This Mulan may have been made for the big screen, but it is impressive anywhere. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
Epicentro (2020) Loren King An ambitious, multi-layered documentary, Epicentro... will reward you for sticking with it. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
Desert One (2019) Loren King By giving the servicemen, world leaders and ordinary witnesses from both sides of the crisis the chance to tell their story, Kopple has taken what was becoming a forgotten chapter in history and turned it into compelling cinema. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959) Loren King The film soars when it's about the performers. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
Radioactive (2019) Loren King Curie emerges as a sympathetic, brilliant, tough-as-nails figure in a film that highlights both her historical and contemporary importance. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2020
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (2019) Loren King An enjoyable recap of Lightfoot's life. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
The Fight (2020) Loren King The Fight allows us to see the humanity of these lawyers and their role in the high stakes battle for what American democracy is and what it might become. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On (2019) Loren King Kaye Ballard - The Show Goes On! is an irresistible portrait of a gritty show biz survivor, but also a fitting tribute to show business itself. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2020
Shooting the Mafia (2019) Loren King It's rich with lively and revealing interviews, especially with the larger-than-life Battaglia. But it's also about the reign of terror that the Sicilian mob held over Palermo and other nearby towns, such as Corleone, for hundreds of years. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2020
Olympia (2018) Loren King Olympia is a master class on the skill and work ethic of a legendary actor that also offers a delicious glimpse into her lively spirit, sharp wit and steel spine. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2020
Mr. Jones (2019) Loren King [An] engrossing, intelligent, visually gripping film from director Agnieszka Holland, working from a well-researched script by Andrea Chalupa. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
The Old Guard (2020) Loren King Prince-Bythewood brings human drama to the superhero characters and real-world complexity in The Old Guard. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020) Loren King Porter's engaging documentary doesn't do anything fancy and it doesn't need to; Lewis's personal story and the historical footage speaks volumes. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Miss Juneteenth (2020) Loren King The debut feature from writer/ director Channing Godfrey Peoples, Miss Juneteenth is rich with three-dimensional characters and is as atmospheric as the Fort Worth, Texas bar and barbecue joint where much of the action takes place. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2020
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things (2019) Loren King It is an entertaining and inspiring tribute to her musical genius. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2020
Sometimes Always Never (2018) Loren King Directed with a breezy whimsical style by Carl Hunter from a script by Frank Cottrell Boyce, the tone mixes melancholy and a generous touch of gentle British humor. It's suited to the uniformly strong cast of actors. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2020
Bull (2019) Loren King Bull is too rooted in gritty realism to fall into easy clichés about redemption or to offer pat resolutions. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020