Daily Archives: September 27, 2016

Movie Preview: Nobody is on the fence about “Bad Santa 2”

The first film had its fans (Me) and detractors. Growing up in the South, I recognize in Billy Bob Thornton the true exemplar of cotton picking cussing, with every politically incorrect profane tirade delivered in a Drawl for the Ages. … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “20th Century Women” makes Jimmy Carter a prophet and Annette Bening a true believer

The latest from the director of “Beginners,” Mike Mills, puts Annette Bening and Billy Crudup and Greta Gerwig in the late 1970s, right in the middle of our “national malaise.” And finds heartfelt fun and wisdom in it. An odd … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Late Bloomer”

Stand-up comic, impressionist and actor Kevin Pollack steps behind the camera for “The Late Bloomer,” a sweet-spirited if slightly rude rom com masquerading as a sex comedy. It’s a little flat-footed, with the script-by-committee lacking the nimbleness you want in … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: It’s Franco vs. Slater in the gay porn murder tale “King Cobra”

“King Cobra” is “based on a true story” about a rivalry between two online porn video producers — played by Christian Slater and James Franco — feuding over a hot new “discovery” one of them controls. With those leads, and … Continue reading

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