Daily Archives: March 21, 2018

Preview, “Unbroken 2” finds a way to top surviving a Japanese POW camp

Angelina Jolie’s blundering adaptation of “Unbroken” has prompted a sequel. A runner’s surviving Japanese barbarism to get back to the Olympics? That sounds like a movie to me. Advertisements

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Book Review: Coppola preaches “Golden Age of TV” techniques in “Live Cinema and its Technique”

Francis Ford Coppola is one of the undisputed masters of cinema,masters of cinema, screenwriter of “Patton,” auteur of “The Godfather” movies, “Apocalypse Now,” “Tucker,” “Peggy Sue Got Married,” masterpieces married to commercial motion pictures, with the Oscars and “Greatest Film of … Continue reading

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Preview, and next year’s Best Documentary Oscar goes to, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

True story, back when I worked in public radio, I interviewed — not Fred Rogers, but “Margy,” seen in this trailer for the new Morgan Neville documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” She was a producer on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Mom loses it and becomes a “Bitch” — literally — in this dark comedy

We’re introduced to Jill as she paces, nervously, on top of her dining room table. There’s a belt around her neck. And she’s trying to work up the nerve to hang herself. That’s when she hears barking. That’s when she … Continue reading

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Movie Review — “Pacific Rim: Uprising”

Action-packed and impressively stupid, “Pacific Rim: Uprising” is essentially a Chinese sequel to the original, more Asian outreach from the studio that brought you “The Great Wall.” It’s got a British lead, an international (no name) cast, and a few … Continue reading

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Preview, Oscar winner Ben Kingsley is ANYTHING but “An Ordinary Man”

Sir Ben Kingsley — Is he a Lord? He should be. — has been looking for other variations on his “Sexy Beast” charismatic bad guy role. “An Ordinary Man” is just the latest. I laughed out loud a few times … Continue reading

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