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Dune: Part Two serves as an epic sequel to its predecessor. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘Dune: Part Two’ among greatest films of century

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist March 1, 2024

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to get into an early screening of Denis Villeneuve’s new science-fiction epic “Dune: Part Two” (2024), the sequel to “Dune” (2021). The film stars Timothée...

Bob Marley: One Love centers around the reggae musicians career. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘Bob Marley: One Love’ just another biopic

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist February 23, 2024

It seems like every year we get a new biopic about a famous musician, and the year 2024 is no different with Reinaldo Marcus Green’s biopic “Bob Marley: One Love” (2024) hitting the silver screen....

Band of Brothers follows the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘Band of Brothers’ big budget blast

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist February 16, 2024

What is better than binge-watching one of your favorite shows while sick? Absolutely nothing! That’s precisely what I did last week with HBO’s “Band of Brothers” (2001), produced by Steven Spielberg...

When Harry Met Sally... is a rom-com for the books. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘When Harry Met Sally…’ is rom-com gold

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist February 9, 2024

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, so I can think of no better time to rewatch and review my favorite rom-com of all time: Rob Reiner’s hilarious and heart-warming 1989 film “When Harry Met...

Maestro follows the life and career of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: Sam’s winter break favorites

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist January 26, 2024

I hope everyone had a relaxing break, an enjoyable holiday and got to watch some amazing movies. I surely did and I will share the best movies (and one television show) I saw this break. "Maestro" Directed,...

The Holdovers is a movie to rewatch every holiday season. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘The Holdovers’ is a Christmas movie for the books

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist December 8, 2023

This week I saw Alexander Payne’s new drama-comedy “The Holdovers” (2023) written by David Hemingson. Known previously for his films “Sideways” (2004), “Election” (1999) and “The Descendents”...

Napoleon, while rushed at times, shines with its filmmaking. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘Napoleon’ struggles with epic highs, lows

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist December 1, 2023

While I was home over break, I saw Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” (2023), starring Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon Bonaparte and Vanessa Kirby as Napoleon’s lover Josephine. Through the film’s two-and-a-half-hour...

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring saw a classic story brought to life through expert editing and sweeping cinematography. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Sam’s top 5 of all time

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist November 10, 2023

Finally, the day has arrived — my favorite movie of all time! I can’t believe that after all this time, we are finally here. My favorite movie is Peter Jackson’s 2001 epic, fantasy adventure film...

Fargo combines comedy with show-stopping cinematography and filmmaking. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: Sam’s top 5 of all time

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist November 3, 2023

Almost there! We’re so close to the final film on my top five favorite movies list. Before we get to number one, though, we must talk about number two, which is Joel Coen’s 1996 laugh-out-loud, tense...

Lily Gladstone gives a standout performance in Killers of the Flower Moon. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Scorsese tells haunting true story with ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist October 27, 2023

This past weekend, legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese released his new film “Killers of the Flower Moon” (2023). The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone and Jesse Plemons....

“The Creator” features the best performance of John David Washingtons career. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Cinema with Sam: ‘The Creator’ delivers on sci-fi spectacle, story

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist October 20, 2023

We’re back! I hope everyone had a wonderful fall break and was able to relax and hopefully watch some good TV and movies. I had the opportunity to see Gareth Edwards' new science fiction epic “The...

Barbie was just as good the second time around in theaters. (Photo courtesy of The Movie Database)

‘Barbie’ IMAX re-release is truly ‘sublime’

By Sam Cohen, Movie Columnist September 29, 2023

This past weekend, Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” (2023) was re-released into theaters exclusively in IMAX with never-before-seen post-credit footage. Because I had only seen it once, I thought a second...

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