Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Doorway to Hell is in Disney Springs

I’ll Grant you, maybe it’s just my own personal movie Hell.

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Documentary Review — “Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church”

The rare 16mm concert footage sat in a barn, undeveloped for “30some odd years.” As it was of a performance by Jimi Hendrix, with the infamous legal complications that tied up his music, estate and legacy after his death involved, … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Alita: Battle Angel”

Fox is showing this one early, and opening tonight’s showings up to fandom (and not just critics) nationwide. They have high hopes for this Robert Rodriguez directed/James Cameron-produced adaptation of the Japanese graphic novel/manga series “Gunnm.” Of course, they had … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Greek System takes it on the chin, and elsewhere in “Haze”

“Haze” is the best movie about the excesses of the Greek System that you’ve never seen. An alcohol, coke and Moly-fueled fever-dream of rituals, tradition, group bonding and groupthink, intimidation, violence, vandalism, sexism and every other “ism” you can think … Continue reading

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See the Oscar Nominated Short that shows “It could and DID happen here,” “A Night at the Garden”

Marshall Curry’s Oscar nominated film is an editing of footage — silent and with sound — of a February, 1939 “Support the Nazis” rally — not in Nuremberg, but at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It’s all there, … Continue reading

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Preview: Few went to see “First Man,” How About a Top Notch Documentary about “Apollo 11?”

“First Man” tried to show us an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, and succeeded. No, the Ryan Gosling/Damien Chazelle bio pic wasn’t a blockbuster and made NO noise this awards season. But it outshone many of the films we’re making … Continue reading

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Preview: “Skyman” is an alien encounter tale from a “Blair Witch” Point of View

Dan Myrick’s “Skyman” has that “appearance of ‘real’ history” look of “The Blair Witch Project.” But “Skyman” is about a man who met a “Skyman” decades earlier. A mockumentary format, with “interviews” rather than “found footage,” is what the film … Continue reading

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Movie Review: See the Origins of Errol in “In Like Flynn”

You can fight back the grin that wants to creep onto your face, every so often, during “In Like Flynn,” the good-natured, not-totally far-fetched Aussie film based on the early life of Australia’s first and greatest screen icon — the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Golem”

“He won’t hurt us, right?” the husband of the conjuring woman wants to know, asking about the monstrous entity his wife has summoned with mud and blood and a parchment of secret letters. “Of course not! He’s here to PROTECT … Continue reading

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Preview, A Shipwreck’s just the beginning of Sailors’ troubles on “The Isle”

This horror period piece, set on the coast of Scotland in the mid 19th century, features an unknown-in-the-US UK cast  playing three sailors tossed upon a rocky shore, with just a handful of locals to shelter them, mislead them and… … Continue reading

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