Daily Archives: October 31, 2018

Movie Review: The Ballet is still the only thing that makes sense in “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

Production-designed to within an inch of its life, backed by the gorgeous music of Tchaikovsky and including a ballet, though not the famous one their “story” was inspired by, Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” offers up a heaping helping of … Continue reading

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Fright Encounters of an Aural Kind? “Video Palace” podcast about horror’s legendary “White Tapes” gets chills with just sound

It sounds like a movie pitch. Guy starts talking in his sleep, somniloquy, the phenomenon is called. He’s hoarsely whispering in a strange tongue. His significant other records him, and what he’s muttering sounds like something he heard on a little seen, … Continue reading

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Preview, “People’s Republic of Desire” takes us inside online fame and wealth, Chinese style

“People’s Republic of Desire” is a cinema verite documentary about online streaming stars in China, people who “perform” on demand and are rewarded directly by patrons — viewers with money. It’s narrow-cast capitalism at its most ruthless. “People’s Republic”“People’s Republic” … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Fail State” digs into for profit colleges

The problems started pretty much the moment the Pell Grant, named for a U.S. Senator who wanted to move college aid from colleges which dispensed it to students, to the students themselves, was invented. The idea, as recounted in the … Continue reading

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Preview, In “The Quake,” as in America 2018 — NOBODY listens to the Scientists

Yeah, this one’s set in Norway, where they allegedly listen to scientists. Magnet has picked this one up for US distribution. No firm date for release  for “The Quake” that I can see, The reason it’s notable is its connection … Continue reading

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