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1. <span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span>’s Academy Award Picks for 2017 Films---The Oscars in 2018
(Past Movie Reviews)
Marie Asner’s Academy Award Picks for 2017 Films---The Oscars in 2018 This has proven to be an average, or even less than average year for movies. If it isn’t “Star Wars,”  or “Wonder Woman," then ...
Created on 03 February 2018
2. <span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span>’s Academy Award Picks for 2016 Films---The Oscars
(Past Movie Reviews)
Marie Asner’s Academy Award Picks for 2016 Films---The Oscars  2016 began in a mediocre way and stayed that way until May when the super summer films began and then we had a memorable movie come along ...
Created on 25 January 2017
3. <span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span>’s Pics of The 5 Best Films, Books, CD for First Six Months of 2016
(Past Features)
Marie Asner’s Pics of The 5 Best Films, Books, CD for First Six Months of 2016 Films I Saw The Light---Tom Hiddleston knocks the role of Hank Williams out of the park with his own vocals and guitar ...
Created on 23 July 2016
4. <span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span>’s Academy Award Picks for 2015 Films---The Oscars
(Past Features)
Where, or where has the time gone… Marie Asner’s Academy Award Picks for 2015 Films---The Oscars   Where, or where has the time gone…it seems yesterday this reviewer was at her computer with hot ...
Created on 27 January 2016
5. <span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span>’s Ten Best and Worst Films of 2015
(Past Features)
2015 has been a better-than-average film year, coming to an end with the fan favorite, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Marie Asner’s Ten Best and Worst Films of 2015   2015 has been a better-than-average ...
Created on 01 January 2016
6. <span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span> and the 2015 Annual Oscar Nominations---Part Two of Two Parts
(Past Features)
Music And The Spoken Word Marie Asner and the 2015 Annual Oscar Nominations---Part Two of Two Parts   Music And The Spoken Word   This is Part Two of comments on the 2015 Oscar Nominations ...
Created on 23 January 2015
7. <span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span> Picks Ten Best and Ten Worst Films of 2013
(Past Features)
Ten Best Films of 2013 are listed in alphabetical order:     All Is Lost---Robert Redford is at his prime alone at sea at the mercy of the elements American Hustle---who is scamming who? August: ...
Created on 11 January 2014
8. The Way, Way Back (<span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span>)
(Past Book Reviews)
Duncan Is A Lonely Boy         The Way, Way Back   Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Liam James, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph and Zoe Levin Director/Writers: Nat Faxon ...
Created on 14 July 2013
9. Quartet (<span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span>)
(Past Movie Reviews)
First of all, don't confuse this film with A Late Quartet, about violinists and their last concert. Quartet Stars: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon and ...
Created on 25 January 2013
10. Argo (<span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span>)
(Past Movie Reviews)
... is why Neil Armstrong landed on the moon and why Curiosity is making discoveries on Mars. When push comes to shove, we go for broke.   Copyright 2012 Marie Asner   For other Ben Affleck action ...
Created on 25 October 2012
11. The Amazing Spider-man (<span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span>)
(Past Movie Reviews)
Climbing The Walls The Amazing Spider-Man Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary and Irrfan Khan Director: Marc Webb Scriptwriters: James Vanderbilt, ...
Created on 13 July 2012
12. Diary of a Spy
(Movie Reviews)
Look Behind You Diary Of A Spy Stars: Tamara Tylor, Reece Noi, Fred Melamed, Susan Sullivan, Jon Lindstrom, Madeline Zima and Paulina Neija Director/Scriptwriter: Adam Christian Clark Composer: Slow ...
Created on 28 July 2022
13. Thor: Love and Thunder
(Movie Reviews)
Hammer, Hammer, Who’s Got A Hammer Thor: Love and Thunder  Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe and Natalie Portman Director: Taika ...
Created on 20 July 2022
14. Elvis
(Movie Reviews)
The Waltz Went Out The Window Elvis  Stars: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., David Wenham, Alton Mason, Natasha Bassett and Kodi Smit-McPhee ...
Created on 17 July 2022
15. Minions: The Rise Of Gru
(Movie Reviews)
Have A Banana Minions: The Rise Of  Gru Voices of: Steve Carell (Gru), Pierre Coffin (Kevin, Stuart, Bob, Otto and other Minions), Taraji P. Henson (Belle Bottom), Michelle Yeoh (Master Chow), Jean-Claude ...
Created on 10 July 2022
16. Sniper. The White Raven
(Movie Reviews)
Look Behind You Sniper. The White Raven Stars: Aldoshyn Paulo, Maryna Koshkina, Andrey Mostrenko, Roman Semysal and Zacchary Shadrin Director: Marian Bushan Scriptwriter: Maryna Kashkina UM Group/Media ...
Created on 10 July 2022
17. Jurassic World Dominion
(Movie Reviews)
A New Kind Of Pet Jurassic World Dominion Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Campbell Scott, Isabella Sermon, ...
Created on 17 June 2022
18. Top Gun: Maverick
(Movie Reviews)
Retirement Is Not An Option Top Gun: Maverick Stars: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, Val Kilmer, Monica Barbaro, Greg Tarzan Davis, Bashir ...
Created on 05 June 2022
19. Judy Collins and Madeleine Peyroux
(Concert Reviews)
Perfection  Artists: Judy Collins (vocals and 12 string guitar), and Madeleine Peyroux (guitar) Musicians: Thad DeBrock (keyboard), Ari Hest (guitar), Zev Katz (bass) and Doug Yowell (percussion) Concert ...
Created on 31 May 2022
20. Downton Abbey: A New Age
(Movie Reviews)
Forever Young Downton Abbey: A New Age  Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Hugh Dancy, Joanne Froggatt, Robert ...
Created on 31 May 2022
21. Firestarter
(Movie Reviews)
 Beware of Sparks Firestarter Stars: Zac Efron, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Sydney Lemmon, Kurtwood Smith, John Beasley, Gloria Reuben and Michael Greyeyes Director: Keith Thomas Scriptwriter: Scott Teems ...
Created on 19 May 2022
22. Reflection
(Movie Reviews)
The Woes of War Reflection Stars: Roman Lutskyl, Nika Myslyts’ka, Nadiya Levchenko, Andriy Rymaruk, Oleksandr Danyliuk, Andrii Senchuk and Ihor Shulha Director/Scriptwriter: Valentyn Vasyanovych Cinematography: ...
Created on 09 May 2022
23. All the Old Knives
(Movie Reviews)
Twist the Knife All the Old Knives Stars: Chris Pine, Thandiwe Newton, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Pryce, Corey Johnson and Nasser Memarzia Director: Janus Metz Scriptwriter: Olen Steinhauser from ...
Created on 03 May 2022
24. The Northman
(Movie Reviews)
The Taste Of Revenge The Northman Stars: Alexander Skarsgaard, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Bjork and Willem Dafoe Director: Robert Eggers Scriptwriters: Robert Eggers and ...
Created on 03 May 2022
25. The Devil You Know
(Movie Reviews)
The Decision The Devil You Know (also known as "Brother's Keeper") Stars: Omar Epps, Michael Ealy, William Catlett, Glynn Turman, Curtiss Cook, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Erica Tazel, Vaughn W. Hebron, ...
Created on 06 April 2022
26. The Lost City
(Movie Reviews)
Page Turner The Lost City Stars: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Brad Pitt Directors: Adam Nee and Aaron Nee Scriptwriter: Seth Gordon Composer: Pinar Toprak ...
Created on 31 March 2022
27. Batman
(Movie Reviews)
He Soars Again The Batman Stars: Robert Pattison, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Sarkis, Colin Farrell and Zoe Kravitz Director: Matt Reeves Scriptwriters: Matt Reeves ...
Created on 18 March 2022
28. Dog
(Movie Reviews)
Off The Leash Dog Stars: Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Oriana Kilcher, Ethan Suplee, Emma Raver-Lampman, Bill Burr and Luke Forbes Directors: Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin Scriptwriters: ...
Created on 23 February 2022
29. Death On The Nile
(Movie Reviews)
Deep Waters Ahead Death On The Nile Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazel, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer ...
Created on 18 February 2022
30. Moonfall
(Movie Reviews)
Over The Edge Moonfall Stars: Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu, Michael Pena, Donald Sutherland, Carolina Bartczak and Kathleen Fee Director: Roland Emmerich Scriptwriters: ...
Created on 14 February 2022
31. Courageous Warriors: Beauty from the Ashes
(Movie Reviews)
... of cancer is a battle to win, and this film focuses on breast cancer.  Having regular mammograms, beginning at an early age, can keep a woman alive to enjoy life with her family. Copyright Marie Asner ...
Created on 27 January 2022
32. Cyrano
(Movie Reviews)
The Words Of A Lifetime Cyrano Stars:  Peter Dinklage, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Haley Bennett, Ben Mendelsohn and Bashar Salahuddin Director: Joe Wright Scriptwriter: Erica Schmidt from her stage play ...
Created on 24 January 2022
33. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
(Movie Reviews)
Walking In Another’s Shoes Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (Also called “Hotel Transylvania Four)  Stars: Andy Samberg. Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Fran ...
Created on 23 January 2022
34. Send Proof
(Past Music Reviews)
Where, Oh, Where…. Send Proof Director: Elijah Stephens Stars: Elijah Stephens, Che Ahn, Heidi Baker Cinematography: Kendall Bryant, Sr., T. L. Green and Jesse Sehluntz StarGazer Company Documentary ...
Created on 10 January 2022
35. The Best and Worst Films of 2021
(Past Features)
The Best and Worst Films of 2021 Compiled By Marie Asner 2021 has been a wonderful year for films, and audiences went to theaters to see the films. Covid protocol was in place; There is nothing like ...
Created on 03 January 2022
36. Samremo
(Past Movie Reviews)
What does the inside of a person’s mind look like? Samremo  Stars: Sandi Pavlin, Silva Cusin, Boris Cavazza, Barbara Cerar, Mojca Funki and Safet Mujcic Director/Scriptwriter: Miroslav Mandic Composer: ...
Created on 29 December 2021
37. The Power of the Dog
(Past Movie Reviews)
Twisted Genes The Power Of The Dog Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Durst, Jessie Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Thomasin McKenzie, Genevieve Lemon, Keith Carradine, Peter Carroll, Alison Bruce, Sean ...
Created on 20 December 2021
38. I'm Your Ma
(Past Movie Reviews)
A Heart’s Desire I’m Your Man (Ich bin dein Mensch) Stars: Dan Stevens, Maren Eggert, Sandra Huller, Hans Low, Wolfgang Hubsch, Annika Meier, Jurgen Tarrach and Henriette Richter-Rohl Director: Maria ...
Created on 20 December 2021
39. Joy Womack: The White Swan
(Past Movie Reviews)
Light As A Feather Joy Womack: The White Swan Documentary Stars: Joy Annabelle Womack, Nikita Ivanov-Goncharov, Elizabeth Shuedenko, Natalia Goncharova and Titiana Kuznetsova Directors: Dina Burlis, ...
Created on 14 December 2021
40. Passing
(Past Movie Reviews)
Too Close For Comfort Passing Stars: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Andre Holland, Bill Camp and Alexander Skarsgard Director/Scriptwriter: Rebecca Hall (from 1929 novel by Nella Larsen) Composer: Devonte ...
Created on 07 December 2021
41. King Richard
(Past Movie Reviews)
The Master Plan King Richard Stars: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Jon Bernthal Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green Scriptwriter: Zach Baylin Composer: Kris ...
Created on 03 December 2021
42. Heart of Champions
(Past Movie Reviews)
Go With The Flow Heart of Champions Stars: Michael Shannon, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton Alex MacNicoll, Ash Santos, Lilly Kreig and David James Elliott Director: Michael Mailer Scriptwriter: Vojin ...
Created on 27 November 2021
43. Mass
(Past Movie Reviews)
Why? -  Is The Question Mass Stars: Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton, Jason Isaacs, Reed Bimey, Brenda Wool, Kagen Albright and Michelle N. Carter Director/Scriptwriter: Fran Kranz Composer: Darren Morze ...
Created on 21 November 2021
44. Belfast
(Past Movie Reviews)
The Pull Of Home Belfast Stars: Jude Hill, Jamie Dornan, Caitriona Balfe, Judi Dench, Ciaran Hinds, Lewis McAskie, Lara McDonnell and Colin Morgan Director/Scriptwriter: Kenneth Branagh Composer: Van ...
Created on 15 November 2021
45. The French Dispatch
(Past Movie Reviews)
Stop The Presses! The French Dispatch Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Timothee Chalamet, Benicio Del Toro, Lyna Khouri, Frances McDormand, Lea Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, ...
Created on 13 November 2021
46. Dune
(Past Movie Reviews)
At Last! Dune Stars: Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zandaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, ...
Created on 02 November 2021
47. The Last Duel
(Past Movie Reviews)
Let The Court Decide The Last Duel Stars: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck, Harriet Walter, Nathaniel Parker, Alex Lawther  and Marton Csokas Director: Ridley Scott Scriptwriters: ...
Created on 25 October 2021
48. Auschwitz Exhibit: Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri
(Past Features)
... right now.  The word “extermination” is still in our vocabulary.  Copyright 2021 Marie Asner The Auschwitz Remembered Exhibit at Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri, has been extended through March ...
Created on 21 October 2021
49. South of Heaven
(Past Movie Reviews)
North of Nowhere South Of Heaven  Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Evangeline Lilly, Mike Colter, Shea Whigham, Jeremy Bobb, Michael Pare, Amaury Nolasco and Thaddeus J. Mixon Director: Aharon Keshales Scriptwriters: ...
Created on 18 October 2021
50. Deep Blues
(Past Movie Reviews)
Roaming Mississippi  Deep Blues Documentary 1982/remastered 2021 Cast (interviewers and guests) Robert Palmer (music reporter), Junior Kimbrough, Jessie May Hemphill, Wade Walton, Booba Barnes and ...
Created on 18 October 2021
51. <span class="highlight">Marie Asner</span>’s Academy Award Picks for 2016 Films---The Oscars
(Category)
Marie Asner’s Academy Award Picks for 2016 Films---The Oscars   2016 began in a mediocre way and stayed that way until May when the super summer films began and then we had a memorable movie come along ...
Created on 25 January 2017

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