Daily Archives: August 24, 2017

Focus Features to stream free films on Fridays

Here’s a clever promotion that I expect to see replicated as more and more movie studios get into the business of streaming their own back catalog, and not licensing it to Hulu, Amazon, Youtube or Netflix. The prestige picture distributor … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A classic returns to select theaters — Merchant/Ivory’s”Heat & Dust”

The three widely acknowledged masterworks by those virtuosos of  British period pieces, director James Ivory, screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and producer Ismail Merchant, are “A Room With a View,” “Howards End” and “The Remains of the Day.” The most acclaimed, Oscar-honored … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Plaza goes darker as “Ingrid Goes West”

Here’s what the data tells us, data that “Ingrid Goes West” taps into and uses to its evil advantage. We are the most plugged-in and connected we’ve ever been. And yet, “loneliness” is the cancer of our epoch, now and … Continue reading

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