Daily Archives: November 29, 2018

Movie Review: The Wild West of Chinese commerce is inviting to a “Ghostbox Cowboy”

“Ghostbox Cowboy” is a trippy culture-clash comedy, an “innocent abroad” tale of an American rube out of his depth in the new Wild West, the free-for-all that counts as a marketplace in modern day China. It’s willfully, defiantly cryptic and … Continue reading

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Preview, “Islam and the Future of Tolerance”

How do you debate the tolerance of a religion intolerant of criticism? A central dilemma of our times, of the West dealing with the Islamic East. Here’s a documentary about that issue and the core debate between Islam and the … Continue reading

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Next Screening? “On the Basis of Sex”

So Best Actress looks like a crowded field at the Academy Awards this awards season. Glenn Close for “The Wife,” maybe one or both of the leads from “The Favorite” or “Mary Queen of Scots.” But if this one works, … Continue reading

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Preview, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and the “Claire de Lune”

Second trailer. The Millie Bobby fans have been dying for this one. Pat yourself on the back if you get the “Frankie and Johnny” musical reference.

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Movie Review: “Mary Queen of Scots” and Elizabeth I fight each other and the Patriarchy

History’s most famous feuding redheads got at it again in “Mary Queen of Scots,” an engrossing, marvelously-acted account of the monarchical cousins that suggests their real enemy wasn’t each other — it was the grasping, pushy and ambitious men who … Continue reading

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