“Arrival” — A Movie Review by Liz Warner

“Arrival” — A Movie Review by Liz Warner

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“Arrival” has largely received very good reviews and was nominated for, or received, awards, but I will be a maverick here.  Although I’m a fan of the genre, I didn’t care for this sci-fi flick for the reasons I enumerate below.

NOT RECOMMENDED

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“Allied” A Movie Review by Liz Warner

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“Allied” movie poster 2016. Photo: IMDb.

It’s impossible to not compare “Allied” with the award-winning 1943 classic, “Casablanca.”  That’s because “Allied” is set in 1942 French Morocco during the African campaign of World War II. The comparison is unfortunate, though, because “Allied” can’t possibly live up to such lofty expectations.  Still, it’s a worthwhile film, ably directed by Robert Zemeckis, even with its shortcomings.

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“Inferno” A Movie Review by Liz Warner

“Inferno”  A Movie Review by Liz Warner

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There hasn’t been a lot of love from reviewers (or the box office) for “Inferno,” but I’m not going to be as rough on this flick.  I liked it, with reservations.

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Sully – A Movie Review by Liz Warner

Beyond here be spoilers.

Worth a Hamilton.

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Given friends’ rave reviews about “Sully,” I was surprised to have left the theater just a bit disappointed.  It was good, and I’d recommend it, but it likely won’t be in my DVD/BluRay collection unless and until it’s in the cut-out bin.

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WINNERS – EMMYS – 2016

Lots of love this year for Game of Thrones. Not so much for my picks…

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It’s that time of year when the Academy picks the best from their best of the best on the small screen and the verdicts are in.

* My pick.  W! Winner.

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L. Warner on Emmys 2016

In the Age of Peak TV, does it get any better than this?

                                                                     EMMYS – 2016

It’s that time of year when the Television Academy picks the best from their best of the best on the small screen.

No predictions from me; I’m known to not get a true or false question right until the third try, so I’m sure I wouldn’t know.

This is just my wish list.
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Snowden – A Movie Review by Liz Warner

RECOMMEND.
Oliver Stone’s latest movie, Snowden, may not be his best, but isn’t lacking in intrigue and drama.
It’s worth the time and price of ticket.

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Director/screenwriter Oliver Stone’s (and Kieran Fitzgerald’s) latest movie, Snowden, might not be the best of his films, though I confess to being partial to Stone’s prolific works. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016 and was released in the United States on September 16.

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Left to Right: Joseph Gordon-Levitt [Edward Snowden], Shailene Woodley [Lindsay Mills], and Oliver Stone [director/screenwriter] at Snowden premiere in New York City-September 14, 2016. © L. Warner.

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