Daily Archives: August 2, 2019

Gal Gadot as Hedy Lamarr, for Showtime

Exotic and apt casting, I say. As any Hedy fan knows, she died in relative isolation– media shy, anyway — and one of my first assignments at the Orlando newspaper was to write this fascinating woman’s obituary. Documentaries have come … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Huck Finn has nothing on “The Peanut Butter Falcon”

That darned Shia LaBeouf. Every time he hits the headlines, you’re ready to write him off. Forget how to spell that darned name, he’s done. And every time he picks a winning film project, he writes himself back in again. … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Love, Antosha” remembers a beloved young star who died too young

We probably don’t need a documentary to remind us that Anton Yelchin was the embodiment of Ferris Bueller, Hollywood’s young tyro of a talent, beloved by all — “a righteous dude.” I remember thinking that when he died back in … Continue reading

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“Video Palace” — a fun, critically-acclaimed horror podcast/drama, now free on Youtube

Check it out, podcast fans. I did. It’s good, and remember, I worked in public radio, so I know good audio production values when I hear them.

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BOX OFFICE: “Hobbs & Shaw” set to own this weekend

Reviews for the new “Fast & Furious” spinoff were a little better than your average “Fast” film, a tad better than “Lion King” for that matter. Many echoed my own review, that whatever clunkiness the script serves up, dazzling production … Continue reading

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