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I, TONYA Movie Review

I, TONYA Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic A stunning performance by Robbie that should gain her a Best Actress nomination. Who could beat Janney’s fearless, cruel performance in the Best Supporting category? Midori Ito was the first woman to complete the triple Axel in 1988. In women’s figure skating competitions, it’s the triple-triple combo, introduced more than […]

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Review

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic They ticked off all the boxes except the one marked “Jar Jar Binks.” You are very old if you needed to see all these characters again. Who is The One? I tired of looking for him (or her). Show yourself already! Are Hebrews still looking for The Messiah? Are you […]

PHANTOM THREAD Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Reminds me of Pablo Picasso. Brilliant in its savvy cruelty. Day-Lewis delves deeply into his character’s psyche. Best Actor of 2017! This quote by Oscar Wilde seems appropriate to PHANTOM THREAD: “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” It is the 1950s and Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) is […]

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Review

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer What’s next? Bringing back Charlie Chan? MURDER lacks ugliness, spite and callousness. Branagh talks too much. I cannot compare THE MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS with the original 1974 film of Agatha Christie’s famous book. Do we really need a Hercule Poirot franchise starring Kenneth Branagh? I […]

THOR: RAGNAROK Review

THOR: RAGNAROK Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Cate Blanchett is Marvel’s new goddess and deserves her own franchise. This is the best of the Avengers and Hemsworth’s charisma shines throughout, after all, he is the God of Thunder. If you are sick of superheroes saving the Earth and mankind over and over again, THOR: […]

MARSHALL Movie Review

MARSHALL Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer An important look at the man who influenced and structured American civil rights laws. At a time when the National Football League (NFL) is embroiled in controversy over some players “taking a knee” during the playing of the National Anthem, along comes MARSHALL to remind us of […]

AMERICAN MADE Movie Review

AMERICAN MADE Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer The march to judge Cruise’s career dead is premature. His charm and energy and willingness to look like hell elevates this movie. He’s terrific and its a lot of fun. Another drug mule movie? Well, when Tom Cruise is playing the “mule”, you can be assured that […]

MOTHER! Movie Review

MOTHER! Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer What sustains and nurtures creativity? Aronofsky understands the cruelty of genius. I have read two critics reviews of  MOTHER! with no attempt at interpreting what Aronofsky is saying. So, not to cheat my readers, here is my explanation of MOTHER! Writer-director Darren Aronofsky’s MOTHER! stars Jennifer Lawrence […]

BATTLE OF THE SEXES Movie Review

BATTLE OF THE SEXES Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Emma Stone is dazzling. She is more Billie Jean than Billie Jean. If BATTLE OF THE SEXES had been made any other time in the past, Billie Jean King’s “authentic” self (as it is known today) would have been whitewashed. Her husband Larry King would have been […]

THE BAD BATCH Movie Review

THE BAD BATCH Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las vegas Informer Astonishing, daring, fearless. Be warned-Amirpour doesn’t care what you think. Writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour is fantastic! She is a highly unique filmmaker with what I consider the single most important element in filmmaking – a strong, personal point of view. She has something to say and just […]

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