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Four Good Days, Wikipedia

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says "Four Good Days," starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis is an enjoyable movie on an unhappy topic, drug addiction.  Alice also enjoyed "Limbo," a British comedy about a Syrian refugee trying to start life over in Scotland.

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Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, enjoyed "Concrete Cowboy," starring Idris Elba, a true story of a group of modern-day cowboys in Philadelphia.  It is streaming on Netfllix.  Alice also likes "French Exit," a combination of drama and screwball comedy, starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese comtemplates the 2021 Academy Award nominations that came out this week. The Oscar awards program is Sunday, April 25.

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Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie reviewer, says "The Father," about an 80-year-old man suffering from dementia and his family's attempts to care for him, featues what may be Anthony Hopkins' finest performance.  Alice also enjoyed "The Dig," a movie about the archaeological dig of an ancient ship in pre-World War II England.

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Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese ranks "Nomadland" with Frances McDormand as her no.

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Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, "Mank," the biography of 1930s and '40s Hollywood screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz is worthy of Oscar consideration. Mankiewicz wrote the script for what many critics say is the greatest movie of all time, "Citizen Kane."  Alice also reviews the Indian film, "White Tiger."

Soul, Disney, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says "Soul," an animated feature from Pixar, is entertaining for all ages and carries a life-affirming message.  Jamie Foxx provided the voice for the lead character, a middle-school teacher who longs to be a professional jazz musician.  Alice also has high praise for "Promising Young Woman," a high-quality thriller.

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Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says the Irish romantic comedy "Wild Mountain Thyme" has a lot in common with the classic John Wayne-Maureen O'Hara movie, "The Quiet Man," and in fact, was filmed in County Mayo, Ireland, as was the earlier film.  And Alice also enjoyed the Disney college-football movie, "Safety," based on true events at Clemson University.

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Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie reviewer, reflects on a new trend in which movie theaters are renting themselves to groups of 20-30 people, including Dallas theaters such as the Angelika and Alamo Drafthouse.  The cost is as little as $99.   Alice reviews "The Last Vermeer," a World War II drama in which soldier investigates a renowned Dutch artist who

Honest Thief, Wikipedia

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie reviewer, enjoyed the latest Liam Neeson adventure movie, "Honest Thief," which topped the movie box-office charts last weekend.  Two re-released Halloween movies, "Hocus Pocus" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," are in the top 10.

"The War with Grandpa," Facebook.

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, enjoyed two movies that have been released for theaters this week, "The War with Grandpa," starring Robert DeNiro, and "On the Rocks" with Bill Murray.

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Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, reflects on the return of 86-year-old movie icon Sophia Loren in "The Life Ahead," a Netflix movie directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti.  It will be released on November 13.  We also discuss the probable further delay of major movies scheduled for release in the fall.

The Broken Hearts Gallery, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie reviewer, says "The Broken-Hearts Gallery," new in theaters this weekend, features a great comic performance by a young Australian actress, Geraldine Viswanathan, but will primarily be appreciated by milennial audiences.  Alice also discusses "Tenet," the science-fiction action movie, that is the biggest hit since the coronavirus situation began.

Bill and Ted Face the Music, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says numerous new movies will be released in theaters this weekend.  One of them is "Bill and Ted Face the Music," a sequel to "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" from 1990, with original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter.  Also new this weekend are "The Personal History of David Copperfield" and

Made In Italy, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, enjoyed the new movie "Made in Italy," a father-and-son story actually starring a father and son, Liam Neeson and his son Micheal Richardson.  It features beautiful scenery from the Tuscany region of Italy.  "Made in Italy" is available online and in some movie theaters.  "Ana" is a comedy-drama set in Puerto Rico and starring Andy Garcia.

Radioactive, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says "Radioactive," now available on Amazon Prime, is an engaging biography of Marie Curie, who, with her husband Pierre Curie, discovered the elements radium and polonium, and became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize and the only woman to win it twice.  Alice also reviews the romance/adventure "The Secret: Dare to Dream" starring Katie Holmes.  We also discuss the possibility of a

Greyhound, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, reviews  the new Tom Hanks movie "Greyhound," a World War II naval convoy story, which is new on Apple TV.  Alice says four more Hanks movies are scheduled to be released during the next year, “News of the World,” “Elvis” (in which Hanks plays Elvis Presley's manager Col. Tom Parker), “Bios” and Disney’s live action “Pinocchio.”

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Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie reviewer, says the Majestic 12 movie theater in Greenville has reopened along with Cinemax theaters in Dallas.  Alice discusses the top streaming movies, including the no. 1 movie, "Bad Boys for Life."

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Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, reflects on stories of the beginnings of a comeback for drive-in movies as a result of the coronavirus.  Also, Alice discusses new movies and other programs coming out during the month of June on Netflix.

The Half of It, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says the teen comedy "The Half of It" is a modern update on "Cyrano de Bergerac," in which a inarticulate suiter persuades a friend to write love letters to a girl he wants to romance.  In this case, the friend is also a girl and has her own feelings for the object of affection. It's available on Netflix.

Lean On Pete, Facebook

Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese recommends four films for on-demand, stay-at-home viewing during the coronavirus crisis:  "The Confirmation," "Moon," "Lean on Pete" and "Locke."  Alice says don't expect movie theaters to open until mid-summer despite the guidelines announced by Gov.

Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always; Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says while many movies scheduled for release have been put on hold by the coronavirus threat, some are being released for online viewing.  One she highly recommends that would have opened in theaters this weekend is the romance "Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always," although the cost will be a pricy $20.

I Still Believe, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says the faith-inspired "I Still Believe," based on the story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp, will be a hit with the audiences that made "I Can Only Imagine" a major hit.  It is the work of Jon and Andrew Erwin, who made the previous movie.  Alice says "The Hunt," a highly controversial satire that portrays the hunting of humans for sport that was delayed from its planne

Emma, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says the latest adaptation of a Jane Austen novel, "Emma," is one of the best, with beautiful cinematography and witty dialogue.  Alice says she's surprised by the success of "Sonic the Hedgehog," the live action/animated comedy-adventure based on a popular video game.

"1917" movie, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, picks the World War I drama "1917" as the likely winner of the "Best Picture" at the Academy Awards presentations Sunday night.  Alice also reviews "Birds of Prey," the new DC Comics movie out this weekend.

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Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, named eight of the nine Academy Award nominees for "Best Picture" to her top 10 list of 2019.  The only miss was "Ford V. Ferrari," which Alice says she would have placed at no. 11.  Alice also briefly reviews "Doolittle" and "Bad Boys for Life."

1917 movie, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, ranks the World War I drama "1917" as her best movie of 2019.  The recently released film is receiving high marks for its realistic cinemaphotography.  Alice ranks another holiday-period film, "Little Women" as no. 8 on her list.

"Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker," Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie critic, says fans of the original "Star Wars" series, dating back to 1977, will enjoy "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker," even though fans of the tangential series of "Star Wars" movies are not all enamored of it.  Alice says the wait for the movie version of "Cats," out this week, was worth it, with excellent effects, music and dancing.

The Aeronauts, Facebook

Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says "The Aeronauts" is a story about ballooning in the 1860s, and offers beautiful aerial scenes but also a solid story about scientific study.  "The Two Popes" is based on the recent historical events involving the retirement of Pope Benedict and the selection of Pope Francis as his successor.

Midway, Facebook

Alice Reese, Herald-Banner movie reviewer, says the new World War II epic, "Midway," is a well-told depiction of the first major U.S. victory over the Japanese after Pearl Harbor, and is "great history."  Alice also says "Doctor Sleep" is a worthy horror successor, 39 years later, to "The Shining."

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