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Star Trek

As part of an increasing policy of no longer previewing movies in Buffalo, there was not going to be a screening of Star Trek, producer-director J. J. Abrams’ re-imagining of the original 1960s TV series.


Here’s what I scribbled in my notebook while I was watching Gigantic: “A mild comedy-drama with a quirky but not abrasive sense of humor. I have no idea where it’s going but I’m perfectly happy to sit still and look at it for an hour and a half.

Paris 36

If your mother or grandmother or favorite aunt is fond of foreign movies as long as they’re not too, well, racy (please, no Catherine Breillat movies!) here’s the perfect Mother’s Day treat for her.


The pathologically sprawling, anomie-inducing American suburbs take another drubbing (see also American Beauty and The Ice Storm) in the erratic, overwrought Lymelife. Written and directed by brothers Derick and Steven Martini, the film centers on a coming-of-age story set on Long Island at the end of the 1970s.

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