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Monthly Archives: January 2019
I’ll Grant you, maybe it’s just my own personal movie Hell.
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
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
“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
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
“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
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
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
“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
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