Daily Archives: April 24, 2017

Movie Review: “Free Fire” burns a lot of ammo making a potent but simple point about guns

The audience rejection of “Free Fire,” the gonzo guns-and gunplay action comedy from the director of “High Rise,” may represent some tipping point moment for Americans’ attitudes about gun violence and its cavalier treatment on the big screen. Probably not. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Their Finest” is an old fashion WWII movie about making an old fashioned WWII movie

Perhaps the finest accomplishment of those who made “Their Finest” was in getting their World War II “Dunkirk” movie out before the bigger-budgeted, all-star cast “Dunkirk” recreation due out this summer. Because their film, a war-on-the-home-front tale of a plucky … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Bang!” remembers a forgotten giant of ’60s rock and soul, Bert Berns

Bertrand Russell “Bert” Berns was a composer who wrote pop hits and soul classics, from “Hang on Sloopy” and “I Want Candy” to “Here Comes the Night,” “Cry Baby” and “Piece of My Heart.” As a producer, he had a … Continue reading

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