Daily Archives: January 16, 2019

Documentary Review: Singer-Songwriter Michael Franti urges us to “Stay Human”

On first glance, Michael Franti seems so relentless upbeat he might make your teeth hurt. But he’s no Pollyanna. The singer-songwriter, with a battered guitar — Mama Brown — that Willie Nelson would admire, is an activist whose R & … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Noomi Rapace gets a dirty bodyguard’s job done in “Close”

  The best action pic you’re going to see this January isn’t on the big screen. Well, depending on the size of your TV, it could be. It’s “Close,” a Netflix kidnapping thriller starring Noomi Rapace as an utter badass … Continue reading

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Hollywood Reporter — “Only 20% of Americans can name last year’s Best Picture Oscar winner”

It’s true. And it makes sense. Because, you know, it wasn’t all that.  But go ahead, and give the Oscar to “Roma.” Which nobody will watch/remember either.  

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Preview, Its Mads M. vs. “Arctic” in this narrowly focused survival tale

A plane crash in the frozen north, an injured young woman in mortal peril, Mads Mikkelson is her lone hope in this Feb. 1. release. I love films like this, one of my favorite genres. And as I’ve lived in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: M. Night Can’t quite put the pieces back together for “Glass”

It’s unclear how much forethought M. Night Shyamalan gave to tying his “Unbreakable” anti-heroes to the multi-personality psychopath of “Split.” And asking him is pointless, because filmmakers lie. But the upshot of “Glass” is that parking James McAvoy‘s “Horde” of … Continue reading

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