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Daily Archives: June 1, 2018
I was going to use the phrase “an authentic American Saint” in describing TV host, child welfare advocate and sensitive ordained minister and TV host Fred Rogers. But in the new documentary about him, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” one … Continue reading
The great ones suffer for their art — Keaton and Lewis, The Stooges and Wanda Sykes. And nobody suffers more than Johnny Knoxville, still doing enough of his own “Jackass” stunts, at 47, to make you question his durability, his sanity, … Continue reading
Totally down with Jennifer Garner taking back her “Alias/Elektra” action chops, though the set-up for this Vengeance is MOM thriller is an eye roller. Woman loses her family to drive-by punks, takes five years to “train,” and comes back to … Continue reading
Not the first Fred Rogers documentary, but as it is from the director of “Twenty Feet from Stardom,” it’s the first one with Oscar buzz. An American TV saint gets his documentary due. Really looking forward to this one.
“Hereditary” is a horror film that features ghosts, a Satanic cult, grisly deaths, flies, possession and seances, children imperiled, nightmare sequences, a doubting adult or two and a dog who seems to be the only one to know pretty much … Continue reading
Shailene Woodley makes a salty wench on a halyard winch in “Adrift,” a solid if unsurprisingly conventional survival at sea tale that’s for fans only. By “fans” I mean Shailene fans, those who forgave the “Divergent” sell-out or who just … Continue reading