Daily Archives: August 14, 2018

Preview, Viggo discovers racial injustice, and laughs, Driving Mr. Shirley in “Green Book”

True story — classical pianist Don Shirley had a white tough-guy bouncer-type driver behind the wheel of his Caddy as he toured the segregated South of the 1960s. They followed the “Green Book” of places that accepted black patronage — … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Do You Trust This Computer?”

Every so often, we remember to tape over our built-in laptop camera, turn off location tracking on our smarter-than-us phone and that there are other search engines aside from all-knowing/all-coveting Google. But for the most part, we try not to … Continue reading

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Preview, “What Men Want” takes a distaff shot at “What Women Want”

Taraji P. Henson runs up against the glass ceiling, gets a little voodoo brew help with “What Men Want” and hears every guy’s innermost thoughts. Lust, greed, passing gas, it’s all in there. Tracy Morgan also stars, but neither he … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Bad Match”

  Here’s the social media era in dating perfectly summed up by a master of the “swipe right” hook-up. “It’s like going to a bar on Friday night, without everything that sucks about a bar. On Friday night.” For Harris, … Continue reading

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Preview, “Fahrenheit 11/9” — Michael Moore’s Trump Movie

It’s Michael Moore’s End Times documentary about the Trump Era — Nazis, racists, contaminated water, air, workplaces, etc. A culture caught in mid-rage-spasm, an ignorance spiral that has put us in the hands of a Russian puppet, no problem solvable … Continue reading

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Preview, Civil War and the Old West on a budget? “Any Bullet Will Do”

Writer/director Justin Lee must have a rich daddy. Or Sugar Daddy. State film commission incentive money. Something. He’s getting a lot of low-budget features into theaters, Bigfoot horror, Western, wilderness pictures usually. And while I am down with his settings … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Wild Child” gives us Emma Roberts at her teen star peak

The funniest thing about a teen comedy seen years after its release is the way its jokes, its cultural reference, its music and its cast have aged. Thus, a comedy that gives us the early days of the use of … Continue reading

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