Daily Archives: September 12, 2018

Documentary Review — “Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable”

Garry Winogrand was a street photographer, somebody who found art in the real life he was documenting on the streets of New York, someone not unlike the more famous Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt and his more infamous New York predecessor … Continue reading

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Preview, So many pre #MeToo James Franco movies, at least Netflix has a Use for “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

The news here isn’t that the shamed James Franco, who had so much work in the can before revelations about his predations on young to under-age women became public, has another movie coming out. Or that he made a Western, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Eastwood the Younger cannot funny his way onto the “Walk of Fame”

Scott Eastwood’s career guidance appears to be “Try everything my Dad did,” and that’s why we’re getting dramas, romances and now an actual comedy from the chip off the old block. But is there a “movie star” today who’s more … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Get “Ripped,” lose 30 Years of Your Life

Got to love it when a bad comedy sums itself up and all but saves you the trouble of writing an entire review. As in, “Guys, is this supposed to be funny, or not?” That’s what Debbie (Alex Meneses) blurts … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Israelis celebrate an Egyptian spy/turncoat, “The Angel”

Spy recruiters tell us that there are four prime reasons why people betray their country, summed up by the too-cute acronym “MICE — Money, Ideology, Coercion or Ego.” And a couple of those can certainly be applied to the Egyptian turncoat Ashraf … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Kendrick ponders a Mysterious Blake Lively in “A Simple Favor”

“A Simple Favor” is a thriller that ticks likes a Timex, a precision exercise in button-pushing manipulation and a laugh out loud mystery that mocks its own manipulations, giggles at its own far-fetched twists. Paul Feig of “Bridesmaids,” working from … Continue reading

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