Daily Archives: May 3, 2018

Movie Review: Documentary celebrates the jurist, the icon, the woman with the Rap Name Notorious “RBG”

Yes, she’s become a meme, idolized by generations of young American women, imitated to hilarious hip hop effect by “Saturday Night Live’s” Kate McKinnon, “Notorious RBG.” But the movie “RBG”  just glances at that. But Betty West and Julie Cohen’s … Continue reading

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Preview, Rudd gets his best dramatic role yet as Moe Berg in “The Catcher was a Spy”

This is one of the great unfilmed “true” stories of World War II, that of the multi-lingual, quiz-show dazzling baseball catcher and coach  Moe Berg’s work as an OSS spy. An all-star cast, headed by Paul Rudd but including Mark Strong, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “God’s Own Country” isn’t quite Britain’s “Brokeback Mountain”

If there was ever any doubt, “gaydar” works in the countryside, too. That’s not much consolation to Johnny Saxby, the bored, drunken heir to the family farm in the fine British melodrama, “God’s Own Country.” Johnny (Josh O’Connor) a compassionate … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Honor List” waters down the teen bonding dramedy formula

In short-pitch terms, “The Honor List” is “The Bucket List” with teenage girls. Its genre is teen girls coming of age dramedy. And its worn-down-to-the-nub formula includes pranks and tears and quarrels and boys and trips to the ol’ swimmin’ … Continue reading

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