Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe


Netflix has its first fall movie season blunder on its hands. The controversial and fictionalized account of bombshell Marilyn Monroe is worlds apart from the 2011 “My Week with Marilyn,” which earned Michelle Williams an Oscar nomination. Director Andrew Dominik has a particular style of making films that worked well on his eerie western “The […]

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The Gray Man

There is little gray in the Russo brothers’ latest colorful action thriller for Netflix. The Avengers/Captain America franchise directors apply their signature full tilt style of heavy edits, globetrotting locations and high-octane action sequences. Netflix has a pattern of dropping these overly produced action flicks in the summer to rival whatever is playing in theaters.

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No Time to Die

Quintessential Bond with the complex plot, hair-raising chases, pretty women, and lots of booze and gadgets.  Bond (Craig)—who has “disappeared” after seeing that arch-enemy Blofeld (Waltz) is incarcerated—is found in Jamaica by his old friend, CIA officer Felix Leiter (Wright), after Bond has just unceremoniously put his girlfriend Madeleine (Seydoux) on the train because of his

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Hands of Stone

Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez first caught my attending with his commanding performance in “The Liberator” (2013). Since then he has quickly become a Hollywood commodity, starring alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Robert DeNiro in “Joy” last year, action flick “Point Break”, even dabbling in horror with “Deliver Us From Evil”. With his second-high profile leading role

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