Daily Archives: June 25, 2019

Next screening? “Yesterday”

Early reviews have been mixed for Danny Boyle’s latest. But as early reviewers are often youngish junket journalists who have little connection to the music of The Beatles, well… Boyle’s love of other cultures, the “Non Anglo Saxon” of England, … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Maiden” takes female sailors on a race around the world

Back in the Golden Age of Sail, the ships were of wood and the men made of iron. In those days, when Britannia Ruled the waves, women on a boat were regarded as bad luck. It’s a notion that died … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Prince Hamlet doesn’t get the last word in “Ophelia”

Strip the poetry out of “Hamlet,” and the soliloquies. Retell the tale from a tragic character’s point of view. Yes, it’s been done before. And Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” had more zing to it than “Ophelia,” Clare … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Wrestling with Swedish cultists in “Midsommar”

“Midsommar,” the latest horror experiment by Ari Aster, the director of “Hereditary,” is a disturbing, patience-testing, rule-bending and frustrating film, one more to be contended with than passively enjoyed. And that appears to be the point. It’s about passivity. It’s … Continue reading

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