Daily Archives: November 8, 2017

Movie Review: Little Old Jewish Man Performs Feats of Strength as “The Mighty Atom”

    Long before “Seinfeld” gave us “Festivus,” “feats of strength” were a regular feature of vaudeville, touring circuses and The Roaring ’20s. That was the heyday of  “The Mighty Atom,” a steel-bending, car-pulling (with his teeth, or his hair), … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Big Sonia”

Not everyone who survived the Holocaust is cut out to bear witness on it for the rest of us. Some never got over the trauma, never wanted to mention it, even to family, never wore short sleeves so that others … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Streep, Hanks and Spielberg Build the legend that is “The Post”

Before Watergate, the story that made the once-sleepy, provincial Washington Post’s political reputation was the publishing of “The Pentagon Papers.” Steven Spielberg has rounded up Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, and vast collection of top flight character actors … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Luxury has its Price in “Murder on the Orient Express”

Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express” shimmers off the screen, a film that luxuriates in luxury. It has scale and detail, “Zhivago” lush in every frame, care in every dazzling and perfectly appointed camera angle. We may have forgotten … Continue reading

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