Currently Browsing: Richard Bayard Miller

PATERSON (2016): A Huttner/Miller Snippet

Wonderful new film by Jim Jarmusch finds great interior drama in the quiet story of one week in the life of a Peterson, New Jersey bus driver named Paterson who is played by an actor named Driver! “Paterson” (Adam Driver) is a man of fixed routines. Without ever setting an alarm clock, he gets up at […]

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Michael Moore in Trumpland (2016)

In his new film Michael Moore in Trumpland,  the cinematic gadfly asks himself a really important question: “Since Hillary Clinton has always supported MY work, why have I done so little (so far) to support HER as a Presidential candidate?” Great Question, MM!!! The film ends with an exhilarating imagining of all the genuinely Progressive things a President Hillary […]

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99 HOMES

Stunningly effective drama about the very real effects of the 2008 recession/housing crisis on ordinary Americans. Set in Orlando, Florida = one of the most hard-hit states. (JLH: 5/5. RBM: 4.5/5.) Rave by Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner Can there be higher praise in 2015 than to turn to one’s partner as the credits roll […]

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I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

Split Decision: Jan loved this gentle dramedy about a widow who allows life to enter her well-ordered schedule twenty years after the death of her husband. Rich found it “sweet,” but no more. (JLH: 4/5. RBM: 3/5.) When we first meet “Carol Petersen” (Blythe Danner) she is living a well-order life in a comfortable home, amply provided […]

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STEVE JOBS Doc

New Alex Gibney BioDoc Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine walks tediously though all the highlights of JobsMania for over two hours without providing much illumination. Both the man and his times remain elusive. (JLH: 3/5. RBM: 3/5.)

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COMING HOME (2014)

Superlative new film  from China directed by Yimou Zhang. Screenplay by Jingzhi Zou based on a novel by Geling Yan. (JLH: 4.5/5. RBM 4.5/5.) Li Gong and Daoming Chen star as an educated couple trapped by Mao’s Cultural Revolution. She is a teacher and he is a professor, and they live in a small comfortable apartment […]

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Welcome 5776

As we enter the new year of 5776, we send our very best wishes to Kol Yisrael. May it be a sweet and happy year for all. We also pray for peace to reign across the world in every city, town, and hamlet on our beloved Planet Earth. Shannah Tovah from Jan, Rich and the whole […]

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HRC: 9/12/15

Today, one day after the 14th Anniversary of 9/11/01, I am officially kicking off a new grassroots initiative called HILLARY’S AUXILIARY. I have actually been thinking about this for quite some time now, but I was absorbed by a million different “little things” (both personal & professional), so I never quite got to it… Today, however, […]

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In praise of THE BLACK PANTHERS (Vanguard of the Revolution)

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, an excellent new doc by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, comes at precisely the right moment in American history. (JLH: 4.5/5 & RBM: 4/5) Rave by F2 Managing Editor Jan Lisa Huttner After the shock of last summer’s riots in Ferguson, Mo, most Americans of Conscience have finally begun […]

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