Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

Netflixable? New documentary asks, “Feminists: What Were They Thinking?”

Decades of young women reluctant to identify themselves as “feminist” is explained in just a moment, when artist and feminist Judy Chicago remembers her college years in the ’60s. She’d say something about women’s rights back then, and she’d get … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Life after baseball proves tricky for “Brampton’s Own”

“Brampton’s Own” is a wistful baseball romance that makes its home in the “impossible dream” futility of life in the minor leagues. It doesn’t offer many surprises, but a good cast and a few moments make it a perfectly watchable … Continue reading

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Gil Scott Heron provides the Best Musical Moment of “First Man”

Actually, actor Leon Bridges plays the famous jazz composer, singer and poet, in “First Man.” It’s in the “Why are we spending all this money on space travel?” montage. Back in my public radio jazz program hosting days, I’d play … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A police shooting and its aftermath gives us “Monsters and Men”

There’s a famous quote from the great French filmmmaker Jean Renoir, an expat who spent World War II in Hollywood trying to make his brand of important, politically allegorical films in “The Dream Factory.” All Hollywood needs, he said at … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Gosling’s Neil Armstrong stands alone as “First Man”

An American enigma comes poetically and touchingly to life in “First Man,” a nervy account of the American space program and the astronaut years of Neil Armstrong, culminating with “One small step for man.” Ryan Gosling, like Sam Shepard’s Chuck … Continue reading

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