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Beverly Hills Courier

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Neely Swanson

“The Fabelmans”— Not a Fairy Tale

“The Fabelmans”— Not a Fairy Tale

So much has been made of Steven Spielberg’s newest film being autobiographical but dissecting the personal aspects of this wonderful movie diminishes its universal impact. The filmmaking is sly and misleading. Ostensibly his own origin story, undeniably it is that, but it is so much more.

“Love, Charlie” — Bittersweet

“Love, Charlie” — Bittersweet

Although this is not a “rise and fall” story because Charlie Trotter never really fell from the heights he worked hard to achieve, it is a “warts and all” tale about a perfectionist who expected the same from everyone around him.

“Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams”— Footlight parade

“Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams”— Footlight parade

Salvatore Ferragamo set the world on fire with his creations. He lived his motto: “A good foot is a masterpiece of divine workmanship.”

Holiday Movie Releases to Watch For: Part One of Two

Holiday Movie Releases to Watch For: Part One of Two

From funny to sad, sunny to dark, intellectual to mindless, there’s something for everyone during this Holiday season.

“Holy Spider” – Come Into My Web

“Holy Spider” – Come Into My Web

“Holy Spider” is the thrilling, complex, revealing story of a serial killer in Iran who targeted prostitutes and was hailed a hero.

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Foretold

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Foretold

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” written and directed by the incomparable Martin McDonagh and bringing back his dynamic duo of Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson from “In Bruge,” is elegiac, humorous, and tragic, all at the same time.

“Reboot” — Again Please

“Reboot” — Again Please

“Reboot,” from the deviously clever mind of Steven Levitan (“Modern Family”), is one laugh out loud moment after another, played in front of the curtain of Hollywood and behind the wall of family dysfunction. And it all works!

How to Navigate the Emmys

How to Navigate the Emmys

With the proliferation of content, there has been what seems to be an exponential increase in the number of episodic submissions for Emmy consideration in an endless array of categories.

How to Navigate Streaming Services: Part Two

How to Navigate Streaming Services: Part Two

Part I of “How to Navigate Streaming Services” gave you the basics on what to look for and how to make your way through the most commonly watched streamers: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO Max, Disney+, and Apple TV+. Here, we will go into a deeper dive on the plethora of services available. 

Must-See Family TV Viewing

Must-See Family TV Viewing

Today’s reviews are as different as they are alike. What do a nature documentary and a series about adolescence have in common? Both are terrific family viewing, although each stands alone across multiple demographics.

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