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MaryAnn Johanson
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#MissSharonJones is at the IFC Center in NYC from today (and expands to other cities starting next week).
Cheer-worthy portrait of a singer for whom overcoming adversity has been a mainstay, and a testament to the power of music and family to keep a gal going.
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#JasonBourne opens tomorrow in the UK, Friday in the US and Canada.
Everything looks great on paper here: Damon’s brawny presence; the smartly staged action, etc. And it’s not unfun. But it feels less black ops than old hat.
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#TrainToBusan is now in limited release in the US and Canada.
This South Korean hit is an oozy doozy of a horror-thriller; confidently spins out its own unique — and breathless — take on familiar genre tropes.
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#IceAgeCollisionCourse is now playing in the UK. It opens Friday in the US and Canada.
The Ice Age flicks are the cinematic equivalent of drive-through nuggets of reconstituted chicken slurry served by a bored teenager in a cardboard hat.
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#Ghostbusters is now playing in the UK. It opens Friday in the US and Canada.
Kate McKinnon’s gleefully reckless physicist is brainy comic mayhem, unlike any female character we’ve seen before. And there are more reasons to cheer.
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#NowYouSeeMe2 is now playing in the US, Canada, and the UK. Don't see it. #NYSM2
The delicately balanced foolishness of Now You See Me gives way to impossibly supernatural magic tricks aimed at thwarting the least menacing villain ever.
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#IntoTheForest is now in limited release in NYC, and also available on demand across the US.
An atypical disaster movie, less about the failure of technology than the failure — and perhaps the resurgence — of the human spirit in the face of that.
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#Disorder is new on VOD+DVD in the UK; it opens in the US on August 12th.
Moments of genuine tension are few in this would-be suspenseful thriller, which can’t settle on a state of mind for its protagonist, or for its own story.
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#StarTrekBeyond opens tomorrow in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Intense action; smart, funny nods to its roots while moving in a new direction; and explicit confrontation of a problem always at the heart of Star Trek.
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#LoveBetweenTheCovers is new on demand in the US and Canada.
Delightful. A sharp, affectionate peek inside the cozy, supportive community of writers and readers that drives multibillion-dollar romance book publishing.
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By yours truly...
From silent era pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché to more recent award-winners like Barbara Kopple, learn about women documentary filmmakers who blazed a trail.
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The #AbFab movie is now playing in the UK. It opens in the US on July 22nd.
Sends up one-upwomanship, egotistical self-help, and reflexive hedonism with zing. It is a sheer triumph to see two older women being really funny onscreen.
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    critic/webmaster, 1997 - present
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New Yorker now in London. Keeper of FlickFilosopher.com.
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was once part of a stupid human trick on the old David Letterman show
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    hard knocks, 1969 - present
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female gazing at: Frank Grillo | FlickFilosopher.com
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One unexpected side effect of The Purge: Anarchy: It made me realize how hot Frank Grillo is.

why do women wear sexy cosplay costumes, anyway? | FlickFilosopher.com
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Um, why are you asking me? I’m not a cosplayer. You should be asking cosplayers. But since you insist, I’ll make a few guesses...

London photo: wild blackberries | FlickFilosopher.com
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One of my housemates just pointed out to me that there are wild blackberries growing in our garden.

what’s on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix (from Aug 05) | FlickFil...
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What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream, including Coherence, Locke, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and mor

Around the Block movie review: to teach, perchance to inspire | FlickFil...
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Appealing performances, a few tweaks to genre clichés, and a sincere desire to counter outrageous racism go a long way toward making this wo

Mood Indigo movie review: mood disrupted | FlickFilosopher.com
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Delightfully bonkers stop-motion vacuumpunk madness comes to an abrupt halt in this mysteriously truncated version of Gondry’s latest romant

London photo: rainbow blob | FlickFilosopher.com
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I’m sure there is a cool meteorological word for a blob of rainbow all by its lonesome up in the sky, but I don’t know what it is.

A Promise movie review: the waiting is the hardest part | FlickFilosophe...
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This dreary, drippy period romance is sorely lacking in juicy melodrama and some sizzle among supposed stifled lovebirds.

Step Up 5: All In (aka Step Up All In) movie review: dance fever | Flick...
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Astonishingly athletic dancers express crazy-hot modern choreography, strung together by a flimsy narrative. Kinda like old-school Hollywood

I did NOT call Hercules “a triumph”! | FlickFilosopher.com
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A first for me: being quoted way out of context so that (at best) some mild faint praise sounds like a rave.

London photo: angel out the window | FlickFilosopher.com
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I think this is the side of the Bank of England building...

Guardians of the Galaxy movie review: empty space | FlickFilosopher.com
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Just another rote space adventure. It’s not actively awful, but there isn’t a single damn thing in the least bit surprising or memorable abo

London photo: bacon hypnosis | FlickFilosopher.com
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I love how even the construction warning signs for pedestrians are flummoxed by the mention of bacon. “Should we walk this way, or that way?

Yves Saint Laurent movie review: underdressed | FlickFilosopher.com
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Biopic of “fashion’s little prince” offers the elegant precision of a fashion shoot -- it’s beautiful, and cold -- but lacks a lot of necess

London photos: Lego bus stop | FlickFilosopher.com
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Outside famous Hamleys toy store on Regent Street, there is a bus stop made entirely of Lego. Entirely.

if exposure to violent media influences violence in real life, why isn’t...
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The annual celebration of people with superpowers beating the crap outta one another seems to result in only a handful of petty crimes. Any

London photo: Gaza supporter | FlickFilosopher.com
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There was a big pro-Gaza rally in central London today. I met the woman carrying this sign on the tube this evening.