Daily Archives: May 29, 2018

Netflixable? The Hunt for a missing sister begins with “Sara’s Notebook”

Think of “Sara’s Notebook” as a “Heart of Darkness” for Africa in the age of Conflict Minerals and NGOs. Stick with me, because I’m going to run with this conceit a while. This Spanish film, acquired by Netflix, is a … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Team and City struggle to overcome tragedy in “Nossa Chape”

It’s a credit to the makers of the soccer documentary “Nossa Chape” that they’d still have a decent film, even without the tragedy that underscores the one they made. Chapecó is a relatively small, poor city in fútbol-mad Brazil, perpetual … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Soldiers and survivors cope with questions unanswered in “The Yellow Birds”

There’s evidence of ambition in “The Yellow Birds,” a sober-minded Iraq War drama based on combat vet-author Kevin Powers’ novel. It has a hint of “In the Valley of Elah” in its mysterious death of a soldier and Biblical undertones, … Continue reading

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