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

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Chappaquiddick recounts Kennedy manslaughter incident

Chappaquiddick is the island in Massachusetts where, in July, 1969, the car driven by Senator Ted Kennedy with Mary Jo Kopechne as passenger went off a narrow bridge into the water.

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Love Simon thought-provoking, fun to watch

Love, Simon is an appealing story about teenagers who are not being crushed by the usual adolescent inner turbulence. Their home lives seem OK and their schoolwork is satisfactory.

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The 1517 to Paris a study in life moments in midst of tragedy

The 15:17 to Paris is a film based on real facts that occurred in 2015 aboard a passenger train on its way to Paris. A terrorist had boarded the train, with the intent of mass murder of hundreds of passengers.

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Strong characters carry the story of ‘Phantom Thread’

Daniel Day-Lewis has announced he is retiring from motion pictures. Once again, as he gives us his valediction in this film, we see why he has been so renowned on screen.

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Movie Review: ‘I, Tonya’ is excellent, holds our attention

The 1994 incident that involved the attack on skater Nancy Kerrigan is well known to most people who were around at that time. 

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Movie Review: True story, fine performances make ‘Molly’s Game’ worthwhile

Molly’s Game is a movie based on the true story of a woman who was a substantial person, with outstanding accomplishments and some heroic deeds.

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‘The Post’ a well-known story, but never slow nor dull

The Post tells a story that is well known, but it never feels slow or dull. That’s because it is an exciting real story and because of the quality of the film.

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‘Darkest Hour’ keeps us on edge of our seats

Darkest Hour is a depiction of a few weeks that changed — saved— the free world.

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‘The Shape of Water’ a very satisfying drama

The Shape of Water is a fantasy film with toned-down unreal images so we do not see swarms of CGI things crashing and smashing each other for two hours.

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‘The Greatest Showman’ a thoroughly entertaining film

The Greatest Showman also has a story with the musical stars playing roles in a quasi-biography of P. T. Barnum of circus fame.

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