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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (2019) Patrick McDonald Arguably, Gordon Lightfoot is considered The Beatles of Canada for his ability to create memorable songs, and is honored for it ... A must see for fans, or fans of music docs. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2020
3/5 Cats (2019) Patrick McDonald This is like doing too much catnip and falling asleep to the soundtrack, just surreal. Your MEMORY of the story may change, but the curiosity to see it won't kill you. Hy-ooh! EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
3.5/5 The Rental (2020) Patrick McDonald Combo of modern (www house sharing) & nostalgia (shades of past horror films) create a taut, suspenseful 88 min. Nice ending twist and great director debut for Dave Franco. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2020
3.5/5 Palm Springs (2020) Patrick McDonald It was inventive in the sense that I paused it several times and remarked 'I have no idea where this is heading,' (a good thing). Andy Samberg was near perfect in the lead. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2020
4/5 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Patrick McDonald The film is a feel good moment, combining Will Ferrell's physical comedy, an MVP performance by Rachel McAdams and a string of fantastic songs, both comic and serious. Ja Ja! EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020
3.5/5 Irresistible (2020) Patrick McDonald Surprisingly, Jon Stewart is weak on character development and original comedy. But the ending is effectively stunning, Frank Capra meets the Prez Drumpf era. Worth the wait. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
5/5 Hamilton (2020) Patrick McDonald Accessible and magnificent, and I had high expectations going in ... but it paid off both as a top musical and powerful emotional theater. Now I'm part of the legion of fans. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2020
3.5/5 7500 (2019) Patrick McDonald Anchored by the excellent Joseph Gordon-Levitt, this thriller has a pulse pounding pace, and the confinement within the cockpit for most of the film adds to the uber suspense. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
4/5 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Patrick McDonald The story is slight, but the theme of anguish for black Vietnam vets comes to life in the film's last quarter. The vet played by Delroy Lindo suffers for the sins of America. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
3.5/5 Working Man (2019) Patrick McDonald Although a working-class fantasy, the film is thematically more about mental illness and its implications for the 'Working Man,' and has a nice sense of redemption in the end. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
3.5/5 The King of Staten Island (2020) Patrick McDonald The cast is top drawer, and lift the tame, less than stellar non-plot to be better than it is. Pete Davidson has a nice light touch, and there are laughs and heart aplenty. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
4/5 The Long Goodbye (1973) Patrick McDonald This is 1970s Los Angeles at its finest, wrapped up and delivered by the master Robert Altman, and Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe is a tic-fill cat lover at his finest kind. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
5/5 Brewster McCloud (1970) Patrick McDonald There is a plot in BREWSTER McCLOUD, but it mainly showcases the surreal nature of Altman's cinema. It's a must see for lovers of weirdness, expression and redemptive grace. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2020
5/5 A Star Is Born (1954) Patrick McDonald This is adult Judy Garland at her peak, commanding both the musical and acting elements of the film in this combination of 1950s cornpone and musical glory. A must see. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2020
3/5 The Vast of Night (2019) Patrick McDonald The dialogue scenes express 'experimental' rather than effective, but this bizarre picture will satisfy cinema buffs and fans of the 1950s. I don't know about the rest of us. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2020
3.5/5 The High Note (2020) Patrick McDonald The themes of the aging diva, the young hustler and the backdrop of the music industry entertains, and the film is brightly paced. Tracie Ellis Ross hits all the right notes. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2020
4/5 The Trip to Greece (2020) Patrick McDonald This is the final journey, and it perpetuates a theme of mortality. All the while, the duo poke at each other in Greece, and Greece is the word. A fun escape from the pandemic EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
4/5 Military Wives (2019) Patrick McDonald This is a feel-good story, and at the the core of it is coming to terms with the tragedies that inevitably happen in military families, which is brought together in a song of redemption EDIT
Posted May 21, 2020
5/5 Peeping Tom (1960) Patrick McDonald Directed by Michael Powell with British Anarchy ... crazy but exquisitely reserved. Recognized now as one of his greatest films, a primer for the use of the camera as an eye and point of view. We are all voyeurs when we watch a movie EDIT
Posted May 16, 2020
3.5/5 How to Build a Girl (2019) Patrick McDonald A teen coming-of-age film with oddball British humor and a sparkling performance by Beanie Feldstein, especially as we all remember our awkwardness as teenagers. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2020
4/5 The Half of It (2020) Patrick McDonald The film works on several levels ... it's a satire of typical teenage coming-of-age films, it's emotionally right on target, it has great laughs and it contains an appreciation for how great works of art inspires our souls. A Tribeca Film Fest winner! EDIT
Posted May 10, 2020
4.5/5 Mercury in Retrograde (2017) Patrick McDonald Poignant and emotional, the film delves into the our human condition through relationship situations that are totally relatable. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
5/5 The King of Comedy (1983) Patrick McDonald The film is perfect, as much for its performances and its sheer un-comfortableness. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
3.5/5 Double Dynamite (1951) Patrick McDonald This is not-bad comedy about a mix up with money at the bank Frank and Jane work at that Groucho makes better, and Frank is in full 1940s bobbysoxer crooner mode, but handles the comedy pretty well. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2020
4.5/5 Same Boat (2019) Patrick McDonald Wonderfully funny, philosophical and just plain cruise ship weird. Director/lead actor Chris Roberti and company are able to pull off in their epic what some films costing 100 times can't do. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
4.5/5 Klute (1971) Patrick McDonald There is a timelessness to the freaky-ness and sadness of the human condition in this film, and Fonda is nothing short of sensational in her tense portrayal of a transitioning soul. An essential watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
4/5 Gun Crazy (1950) Patrick McDonald Notable for its use of point of view, such as putting a camera in the back seat of a car and other odd angles, also highly sexual for a film at that time. Happiness is a warm gun, indeed. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2020
4/5 Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020) Patrick McDonald Sidney Flanigan's performance represents the somewhat tragic hoops a girl must got jump to get the private procedure of abortion done. There is empathy to be gained in this human experience. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
5/5 Saint Frances (2019) Patrick McDonald Whoever thought an abortion would be a background source for redemption? Director Alex Thompson's eye for fluidity in story telling is a major asset, in a humanist take on the karma of our life choices. A blessing of a film. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2020
3.5/5 Curtiz (2018) Patrick McDonald The black and white production values evokes director Michael Curtiz's smooth impressionistic style. Overall it's a fascinating and lovely film, and fans of CASABLANCA will really dig it. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
2.5/5 Troop Zero (2019) Patrick McDonald It's obvious the writer of the film had the ending first and awkwardly filled in the beginning. The first hour feels like three hours and what happened could have been condensed in ten minutes and still got the point across. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/5 Spenser Confidential (2020) Patrick McDonald Same old boring good-cop-is-always-good-and-defeats-evil TV movie scenario. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 Blow the Man Down (2019) Patrick McDonald The great character actor Margo Martindale has a career defining role. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2020
4/5 Seberg (2019) Patrick McDonald A surprising revelation from a little-remembered victim of government paranoia. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
3.5/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Patrick McDonald A high level fright night at the movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
3.5/5 Wendy (2020) Patrick McDonald Beautiful looking film, but those familiar or unfamiliar with the Peter Pan myth could be equally unsatisfied. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
2.5/5 The Way Back (2020) Patrick McDonald Could have been a contender, ended up a bummer. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/5 Onward (2020) Patrick McDonald The heart of this story is coming to redemption in surviving loss. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
4/5 The Hunt (2020) Patrick McDonald Much ado about everything. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
3.5/5 Bloodshot (2020) Patrick McDonald Works when the focus is on the cool science fiction. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020