Daily Archives: April 30, 2018

Netflixable? Film buffs, if you missed “Birth of a Movement” on PBS, here’s another chance

Even today, over 100 years after its release, you can’t call yourself a film buff if you haven’t seen “The Birth of a Nation.” Yes, it is overtly racist with scenes to make all but the most virulent white supremacist … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Amateur” scrubs the sheen off High School Hoops “Superteams”

You can eat the sausage, but who really wants to see how it’s made? The state of high school hoops in America — blue chip prospects ID’d as tweens, recruited to “high school” superteams that aren’t high schools at all, … Continue reading

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Preview, “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” at last

Virtually every time I have interviewed Terry Gilliam, the conversation turns to “the unluckiest filmmaker in the movies.” Take all of Orson Welles’ problems finding financing, twist them into constant studio interference leading to “The only movies I can make … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Misandrists” looks for laughs among lesbian leftists in Deutschland

Gott in himmel, vas ist los? A gay German “Beguiled” spoof built on comically over-the-top womynist/leftist revolutionary rhetoric? Oh, it’s from Bruce LaBruce, Ontario’s boundary-bending icon of the queer cinema. He’s made movies about a young into MUCH older men … Continue reading

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