Daily Archives: August 16, 2018

Preview, Michael Caine remembers his career and “My Generation” in this new doc

It’s now on VOD and is almost certainly worth tracking down. A bit of Michael Caine autobiography (he narrates), a lot of Swinging London. I have a call in to Gravitas to see if I can get my hands on … Continue reading

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Preview, Danny McBride has a psychotic reaction to the bursting of the housing bubble in “Arizona”

Danny McBride does “out there” better than most anybody. Rosemarie DeWitt, David Allen Grier, Luke Wilson, and a murderous wack-job who isn’t that keen on the promises of realtors and the future that didn’t happen for him. Comedies don’t get … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Quiet Heroes” celebrates healthcare givers who battled AIDs in the middle of Mormon Country

As AIDS swept across America in the 1980s, the country and its many distinct subcultures were sorely tested in figuring out how to confront it. Confusion and misinformation, prejudice and superstition, genuine fear and revolting callousness all bubbled up during … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Mile 22”

A little mid-August action for your cinema going pleasure. Alas, STX chose not to screen “Mile 22,” a Mark Wahlberg/Peter Berg picture, for critics. Reviews are popping up today, and I’m catching it the first showing in the small town … Continue reading

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“Crazy Rich Asians” has big Wednesday, $30 million+ by midnight Sunday?

As Deadline.com notes, the adaptation of “Crazy Rich Asians” is the first major studio release to be headlined by an almost all-Asian cast in 25 years. “The Joy Luck Club” was the last, and oddly enough, a hit. Which begs … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Ed Sheeran makes it look easy in “Songwriter”

He never seems to stop smiling, and why should he? Pop phenom Ed Sheeran can improvise at will, conjure lyrics, hooks, riffs and verses out of thin air, or so it seems in his cousin’s “Songwriter” documentary. Kick around a … Continue reading

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