Linda and Al Lerner

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The Florida Project - William Dafoe great as manager of a motel outside DisneyWorld showing what can be the unhappiest place on Earth. The kid actors are amazing. Review  

The Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro crafts Grimm's Fairy Tale meets Beauty and the Beast in a charming alarming film starring Sally Hawkins. Review

Lady Bird - Saoirse Ronan & Laurie Metcalf are mother/daughter doing battle in Writer Greta Gerwig's impressive directorial debut. Review and Interview with Greta Gerwig

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Mudbound - Click for Interview with Writer, Virgil Williams

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri -Three exceptional performances in Martin McDonagh's dark comedy. Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson. Review

Coco -Luminescent Disney/Pixar animation in a heartwarming family film celebrating Mexico's of Day of the Dead. Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez. Review

Roman Israel, Esq - Denzel Washington as an eccentric lawyer stuck back in the 60's fighting for truth and justic. Click  for Interview with Director Dan Gilroy

Darkest Hour-Gary Oldman IS Winston Churchill in compelling characterization. Starring Kristen Scott Thomas & Lily James. Review and Q & A with Gary Oldman about playing Churchill

Call Me by Your Name - Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet & Michael Stuhlbarg in a sensitive drama about an intimate summer in Italy. Review

The Greatest Showman - Contemporary music, choreography  in colorful story of P.T.Barnum. Hugh Jackman, Zac Effron, Zendaya, Michelle Williams. Review

Molly's Game -- Jessica Chastain is a hgih stakes poker game planner who gets caught and won't reveal her clients.  True story. of Molly Bloom stars Kevin Costner, Michael Cera. Review

The Post - Meryl Streep & Tom Hanks as Katherine Graham & Ben Bradlee reliving publishing the Pentagon Papers. Crusading for the truth. Review

All the Money in the World Ridley Scott has Christopher Plummer step into J. Paul Getty role last minute. Michelle Williams' film all the way. What a family! Tense thriller. Review

I, Tonya - Margot Robbie & Allison Janney score high in the shocking back story of Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding's tragic demise. Dark Comedy. Review

Phantom Thread - Daniel Day Lewis' last performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's haunting tale of a fashion designer & his muse. Intense. Vicky Krieps. Lesley Manville Review

Fifty Shades Freed - # 1 this week. Dakota Johnson & Jamie Donan are back in   the Red Room adjusting to married life & more. Better than expected but...  Review

A Fantastic Woman - Oscar nominated Best Foreign Film. Daniela Vega excellent as a transgender accused & abused by  family of her male partner who dies suddenly.  Review

Mudbound - Dee Rees directs powerful drama about race  in the Jim Crow era. Netflix. Review

Oscar Shorts - Creativity in short form. Live Action & Animation.  Themes include race, bullying, terrorism, comedy, rhymes, a hearing impaired child & more. Reviews

Black Panther - First Black Super Hero & first Black Director in the Marvel Cinematic Universe blow up the box office. Ryan Coogler directs Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan & more. Review

Oscar Nominations for 2018

Red Sparrow - Jennifer Lawrence & Joel Edgerton in a Russian spy thriller but it's more of a gory, horror film. Great cast but unsatisying in many ways. Review

Early Man - Nick Park's stop-action animation pitts cavemen vs. Bronze Age royalty in a soccer game. Cute. Review

Mercury in Retrograde - Writer/Director Michael Glover Smith examines 3 couples at different points in their relationships on a weekend together. Review

Annihilation - Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac & Jennifer Jason Leigh in Alex Garland's scary sci-fy mind-bender about a mysterious phenomenon.  Review    

Game Night - Jason Bateman & Rachel McAdams lead friends through a hilarious night. This murder mystery game is no game at all! Lots of laughs. Review

Loveless -  Oscar Nominated for Best Foreign Film, this follows a couple with a son who runs away because they are all loveless. Draws you in. Review soon.