ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD – Review by Diana Saenger

I was anxious to see Once upon a Time…in Hollywood, especially since it was loaded with a great cast. But, I was quite surprised that many of the scenes that might have seemed funny to writer/director Quentin Tarantino, were so bad that viewers left the theater early and did not return.

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ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD – Review by Diane Carson

At two hours forty one minutes, writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s latest self-indulgence, Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood, riffs through a medley mashup of 1969 television series and cinema, all anchored to fading star Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth. The film really is, with apologies to Faulkner, a lot of sound and fury, essentially signifying nothing.

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS – Review by Brandy McDonnell

A British stage director making her filmmaking debut, Roarke ensures that the production values are high, the twisty plot is clear and Alexandra Byrne’s costume designs are flawless. She brings over the theatrical tradition of casting without regard to color whenever possible, which allows talents like Lester and Gemma Chan (as one of Elizabeth’s confidantes) to get in on the costume drama.

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

You don’t need a degree in British history to appreciate that what looks like pretty thrilling movie-movie internecine spycraft and occasionally outright warfare between the two thrones — Mary’s in Scotland and Elizabeth’s in England — is, in fact, the undermining of two reasonable women trying to unite their nations, their efforts thwarted by very angry, very misogynist men.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Latest on Patty Jenkins, Saoirse Ronan, Reese Witherspoon and Annie Clark aka St. Vincent — Brandy McDonnell reports

Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, is set to direct a new version of Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray, starring

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