Daily Archives: January 30, 2019

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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