Daily Archives: June 13, 2019

Movie Review: Recycled, anti-climactic “Toy Story 4” still tugs at the (heart) strings

The major thematic thread that ties all the “Toy Story” movies together is “a toy’s noblest purpose,” to entertain, teach and belong to a child. That fits neatly in the Disney and Disney/Pixar cartoon continuum, that an animated children’s film’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Tomorrow Man” meets “The Yesterday Woman”

He likes the way she shops. Something about the items the stranger picks up at the supermarket, the care she seems to take, the fact that she pays with cash convinces Ed to compliment Ronnie. “Strategic,” he says of her … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Shaft” goes retro in ways both funny and tin-eared

Back in the heyday of “blaxploitation” cinema, the men were men — laws unto themselves, righting social, racial and criminal wrongs with their fists and guns. Women were, well, objects of desire — conquests, helpless in the smouldering gaze of … Continue reading

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