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Erstwhile ‘Gone Girl’ heiress ‘Woman in the Window’ never stood a chance

3/10 The Woman in the Window releases on Netflix May 14, 2021, almost a year to the day after its planned May 15, 2020 release date. The COVID-19 crisis both ruined its theatrical release and ruined the movie itself, which … Continue reading

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Did they really do a full Academy Awards show for 2020?

I spent January dicking around, procrastinating on the usual year-end routines for a film writer. Going through those particular motions after 2020, acting like we’d gotten a full slate of movies, felt dishonest. It felt boring. I didn’t do a … Continue reading

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‘Mank’ a decent Welles impression at the expense of a Fincher movie

7/10 Mank is a fine film and certainly more than you could expect from a typical Oscar-season offering, but something’s missing. March 1940, Victorville, California- Outcast Hollywood screenwriter Herman J. “Mank” Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman), confined to his bed with a … Continue reading

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