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Vox Lux
A Star Is Mourn
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R | 110 min

Brady Corbet (yes, that guy!) aims for the (pop) stars in his second feature Vox Lux, which is part masterful, and part questionable.  All in all, there’s a lot to take in, and a majority of the praiseworthy work belongs to Raffey Cassidy (and to Brady and cinematography by Lol Crawley for all those beautiful New York City building shots!!), who plays our fragile heroine Celeste in younger times, and then later on, when Natalie Portman portrays the older, crustier, unhinged version of Celeste, Raffey plays her daughter.  Confusing, a bit, and especially so when Portman enters the movie and acts like she’s doing one of those ‘silly’ an SNL raps, and a lot of the built up luster turns to bluster, but when the finale concert is staged, and the Sia songs blare, and the Mr Portman Benjamin Millepied dance move groove, they turn the beat around, and everything feels perfectly in sync

VerdictgoJeepers Worth A Peepers

Vox is currently sounding off in limited release

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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Scotland Yarn

Mary Queen of Scots
I’ve Seen Better Episodes Of The Tudors
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R | 125 min

The history is interesting and worth telling, but the latest and not so greatest iteration of it – the Josie Rourke directed and Beau Willimon written Mary Queen of Scots – somehow doesn’t give the affairs the royal treatment it deserves 

Not for a lack of trying.  They got black guys and Asian gals and Hispanic dudes playing roles usually reserved for white folk.  That was kinda refreshing!  And you can’t go wrong with Irish tongued Saoirse Ronan giving Mary the upper Scottish lip, while Aussie Margot Robbie goes ‘ugly’ and white face as her cousin rival Elizabeth 

History news flash – the two Queens don’t interact much, and basically never face to face, so for the most part, it’s juss a war of words, and a bunch of dudes with staches and ruff necks endlessly scheming.  And that’s OK, cause it’s like The Tudors, but like a lesser episode  

The main issue I had with the film is how muddled it begins and how middling the middle parts were (too many needless side characters we could care less about), but when the film finally hits its stride in the last act, it’s all class act until Mary gets hers.  Woulda been nice if her head and the movie was screwed on tighter from the get go, before it gets the chop in the end, but hey, history and herstory is told by the victors, and the victorias, however they want to tell it

Verdictgo: low end Jeepers Sorta Kinda Worth A Peepers

Mary gets bloody at a theater near jews and white nationalists this Friday

want to see a better movie about women in power and women empowerment?  seek out the doc ¡Las Sandinistas! – it’s great!!! you’ll learn more about Nicaraguan modern history than you’ve ever known!! and Bernie Sanders is in it!

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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Here We Gogh Again!

At Eternity’s Gate
Portrait-Self
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PG-13 | 111 min

What a time to be a Vincent van Gogh fan.  A year ago, we got the cinematic treat of a lifetime that was like walking around, and living and breathing in his paintings!!!  And this year, artist and director Julian Schnabel gives us a cinematic treat of his own with At Eternity’s Gate.  The film shows us what it was like to walk alongside Vincent as he went about creating his brilliant art, while living a most turbulent and troubled life.  Schnabel is somehow able to express Vincent’s pain and process channeled through the steady and unsteady hands and face of Willem Dafoe (maybe too perfect a Vincent!).  More poetry than biopic, Eternity delivers on the tall task of getting into Vinny’s head and expressing how he suffered for his art.  Thank you for suffering Vincent.  And thank you Julian and Willem, for somehow materializing that suffering.  Suffering never looked so beautiful.

Verdictgo: high end Jeepers Worth A Peepers

Gate opens today in limited release

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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Maine Event, Round Four

A Star Is Born
Duo-Over
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R | 134 min

He can sing!  She can act!  For the first hour – they owned my heart and soul.  For the next hour and so, not AS much, but they still had a lot of it!  Man, that music was great! (and the trailer still gives me chills!)  But I still prefer the 1937 original cause (I was born in the wrong era – and) it’s the version I saw and loved first!  And it’s about movies!  And oh, that Academy Award scene – I’m still cringing!  But yeah, the new one has Andrew Dice Clay!! AND SAM ELLIOTT’S MUSTACHE!!!!!!!!!!!  Hmmm, you got me there!!!

Verdictgo: Jeepers Worth A Peepers

Born is conceiving currently at a theater near jews and white nationalists

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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Speed Dial

The Guilty (Den skyldige)
You Can Call Me Asger
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R | 85 min

Not a big fan of films that take place in real time OR in one setting, and so I’m not a super big fan of films that take place in real time AND is in one setting, BUT if it works – it works (see Hitchcock’s Rope – now and forever!!), like clockwork – like it does in Gustav Möller‘s debut The Guilty, which races the clock and races your heart!

Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is a good cop done bad, and so he’s off the street beat and forced to work the 112 emergency call line (911 is probably an actual joke in their town).  After taking some not so pressing emergency calls, he gets one that will battle all of his wits, and it takes him and us thru to the end of the film, when he finally gets to hang it up.  You wanna find out what the call is and how it sounds, then you should see the movie that has NO wrong numbers!  

Verdictgo: Jeepers Worth A Peepers

Guilty is convicting in limited release on Friday 

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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