Daily Archives: June 26, 2018

Next Screening: “Uncle Drew”

Here’s a little homework, all the Pepsi commercials that feature a certain age-disguised NBA star owning lesser mortals on the playground b-ball courts of America. Let’s keep expectations for this low, and hope for the best. When the most experienced … Continue reading

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Movie Review: So is “Gotti” as Bad as Everybody Says?

John Travolta began his latest “comeback” with TV’s “American Crime Story,” playing the canny, dapper, eventually out-of-the-loop defense attorney Robert Shapiro in the O.J. Simpson trial. He was too tall for the part, but he brought pride, vanity and vulnerability … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Gay or straight, or both,”To Each, Her Own”

“To Each, Her Own” is a French romantic comedy about a long-together look-alike lesbian couple, one of whom still hasn’t come out to her observant Jewish family. Simone (Sarah Stern) may celebrate her anniversary with Claire (Julia Piaton) at a lively, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “SPF-18” fantasizes about Pretty, Affluent and Empty-Headed Teens of Malibu

As bubbly-gummy and forgettable as a Katy Perry pop confection, and just as forgettable, “SPF-18” is one of those high-gloss “When you grow up in L.A.” summer teen comedies that bear about as much resemblance to real life as oh, … Continue reading

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