Daily Archives: July 18, 2018

Documentary Review: Bobbito Garcia finds fame via “Rock Rubber 45s”

It’s got to be exhausting being Bobbito Garcia, the self-styled “cultural orchestrator” at the nexus of New York’s sneaker, hoops and hip hop culture. He’s probably hard on friends, too. He must wear them out, after a while. Hell, I’m … Continue reading

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Preview, M. Night Shyamalan ties up his “Unbreakable” to “Split” universe with “Glass”

This is the form of storytelling a big chunk of the cinema/cable/streaming audience loves these days, interconnecting threads, shared characters, etc. Not a fan of that, myself. But “Split” was fraught, I tellya, just fraught! Shyamalan’s comeback has been humbling … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Has it really come down to “Us and Them,” you wonder?

Nobody takes “class war” more seriously than the Brits. A nation that misnames its most exclusive institutions “public,” where accent, political party and the very newspaper one reads seems set for life at birth, it has to. And in acknowledging … Continue reading

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Preview, Coming of Age, Overcoming Bullying, Growing Up, the “Measure of a Man”

Top drawer supporting cast for this summer romantic drama — parents played by Judy Greer and Luke Wilson, a sage by Donald Sutherland. Blake Cooper, Liana Liberato and Danielle Rose Russell are the young leads. An intriguing trailer that packs … Continue reading

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Preview, Cumberbatch and Shannon, as Edison and Westinghouse, go at it in “The Current War”

Got to love the pun in the title. And are there two more intense actors working today than Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon? “The Current War” is about the war between Edison and Westinghouse, between AC and DC. With Nicholas … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Second time’s not the Charm for “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

You only get to sweep us off our feet once, and expecting to do it again is just…greedy. Where the guiding light in the original musical, “Mamma Mia!,” was the disco-era delights of Abba, the sequel “Mamma Mia! Here We … Continue reading

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