David Kanowsky

David Kanowsky is the Kudos Movie Critic, The Movie Man.

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Movie Review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web a third-rate thriller

So now we have the return of that Swedish young woman with the dragon tattoo, in a sequel to the three films of the Stieg Larsson novels. It happens very often that a sequel, produced off the mainstream of the originals, is of less quality than the originals. The Girl in the Spider’s Web fits that appraisal, and below.

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‘The Guilty’ a good movie for Hitchcock fans

Here is a film that has some unusual features and has been lauded all year on the international film festival circuit.

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The Sisters Brothers: A ‘Gold Rush’ of a story

John C. Reilly, once again emerges from the shadows of supporting roles (as he did in Chicago, 2002) and shines in The Sisters Brothers.

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Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga superb in 'A Star is Born'

Bradley Cooper, in his directorial debut, has undertaken a courageous task in piloting this film. A Star is Born has been made at least three times in previous generations — in 1937, 1954 and 1976.

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A Simple Favor misses mark on Hitchcockian plot twists

A Simple Favor proved to be a disappointment for me. I was expecting a film that had suspense, about a missing friend, and some humor in the dialog between the two friends. That is what seemed to be promised in the promos and the trailer.

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Operation Finale recounts efforts to bring Holocaust architect to justice

There have been several movies over the years that attempt to display the horror of the Holocaust. Sometimes the focus is on the plight of an individual or a family or a village.

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Review: Crazy Rich Asians hardly original, but well done

Crazy Rich Asians is a pleasant film that has some very nice features in it. The entire cast are Asian actors, the music background and for dancing is all western, familiar and modern. Most of the story takes place in Singapore and we get spectacular views of the structures that make Singapore unique in the modern architectural world.

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BlacKkKlansman a first-rate suspense drama

BLACKkKLANSMAN is based on a true story of events in Colorado Springs in the 1970’s. It deals with the conflict between the Ku Klux Klan and the city police.

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Christopher Robin offers treatise on priorities in life

There is a lot of pleasure that may be derived from Christopher Robin. But there is a lot of the movie that misses the target, namely the two types of audience.

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Three Indentical Strangers reveals questionable practices of adoption agency

Three Identical Strangers is a documentary film centered around the story of three triplets separated at birth and put up for adoption in New York in the early 1960’s.

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