Daily Archives: July 23, 2018

Documentary Review: “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” kisses and tells

Scotty Bowers has lived quite the life. He grew up in rural (later Chicago) Illinois, served in the Marine Corps during the deadliest time in its history — fighting from Guadalcanal across the Pacific. He just turned 95, and until … Continue reading

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Are female film critics grading female centered films and female filmmakers “on the curve?”

This story in the Times, based on a study by the Center for Study of Women in  Television and Film (note the error in the Times piece about the center’s name, the goobers), got a lot of people’s attention last … Continue reading

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Preview, RZA’s New Orleans during Katrina thriller, “Cut Throat City”

I don’t think they have an opening date for this one, but with Kat Graham, Terrance Howard, Wesley Snipes, Isaiah Washington, Denzel Whitaker and T.I. in the cast, distribution for “Cut Throat City” should be a given.  

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Preview, “The Public Image is Rotten” lets Lydon tell his post-Sex Pistols Story

John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, ended his Sex Pistols run with a decision to get out from under “the mockery,” and do a turnaround in his life, his music and his Public Image. The UK is getting this one this … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Tab Hunter Confidential”

The recent passing of 1950s pinup, matinee and pop idol Tab Hunter is reason enough to revisit or take in, for the first time, this 2015 documentary, a film as sweet, discrete and lightly charming at the man himself. “Tab … Continue reading

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