Daily Archives: September 9, 2016

Movie Review: “London Road” serves up a killing spree in song

Building a musical around an English neighborhood where five prostitutes were murdered is no slam-dunk of an idea, I don’t care what “Sweeney Todd” would say. But, hey, Tom Hardy SINGS in “London Road,” a BBC Films production based on … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Meg Ryan’s “Ithaca” misses the pathos of “The Human Comedy”

You don’t have to remember the 1943 mid-WWII Oscar winning “The Human Comedy” to realize that Meg Ryan’s version, “Ithaca,” is missing something. Sentimental and slow, this “Life on the Homefront” melodrama lacks the pathos and punch of its predecessor. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Author” lets us in on the infamous JT LeRoy hoax

JT LeRoy was literature’s most “unreliable narrator.” An invented writer with a lurid, invented past and a talent appreciated mostly because of that fabrication, Jeremy “Terminator” LeRoy fooled the supposedly hip New York literary scene, and movie stars, rock stars, … Continue reading

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