Daily Archives: August 1, 2018

“Rest in Power,” an Outside Looking In Take on the Trayvon Martin shooting

The ambition is obvious, right from the swirl of opening credits to “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” a six part documentary series about the “Pandora’s Box” of race, death, the relative values of human lives and the nightmare … Continue reading

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Preview, “Party Mom” gets a teen killed with her permissive ways

Golly, talk about a MILF buzzkill. Not a lot of household names in this “Trashy Housewives Get Kids Killed” drama — Krista Allen, Megan Ward, Amber Frank. “Party Mom” looks like a “Lifetime Original Movie” with a splash more sex.

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Next screening? “The Darkest Minds”

“Special” children survived the apocalypse. And now the government fears these “very rare” kid, X-Men and Women by another name. Keep the expectations low — an August movie doesn’t have the potential to be a blockbuster than a July movie … Continue reading

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Netflixable? A grieving kid wrestles with learning how to hunt from the father he never knew in “Temporada de Caza/Hunting Season”

It’s a rite of passage saga as old as storytelling, as universal as fathers and sons — a son and his father bond over the ancient act of hunting. But in today’s wired, urbanized world, can it be taken seriously? … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Miseducation of Cameron Post”

In “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” the road to gay conversion is paved with good intentions. Or so those pushing for the conversion tell themselves. This film, based on the Emily M. Danforth novel, is a faintly-mocking take on something … Continue reading

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Disney’s “Christopher Robin”

Disney has an embargo of reviews of “Christopher Robin,” starring Ewen McGregor and a bear “with a very small brain” and a thing for honey. It’s 7pm Pacific time Thursday, after the movie has opened in the East. But it’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Blindspotting”

By equal turns hilarious and right on the edge of horrific, “Blindspotting” is a dark comedy as bleak as a given day’s headlines, as goofy as every white guy who ever figured he has a lifetime pass when it comes … Continue reading

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