Daily Archives: September 10, 2019

Movie Review: “Downton Abbey” comes to the big screen

It’s the endless costume changes, the ornate extravagance, the pastoral idylls and the Christmas Village quaintness of it all. There’s the jewelry, the flapper bangs, the scrubbing, trimming, boiling, polishing and smug sub-minimum wage satisfaction of the servant classes at … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Aquarela”

The dire state of water here on the Big Blue Marble, or what happens when the ice melts.

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Netflixable? Isaac, Affleck, Pascal, Hedlund and Hunnam get hard for “Triple Frontier”

Years ago, I had a lunch interview with the journalist/screenwriter Mark Boal (“The Hurt Locker”) as he passed through town promoting his second film with Kathryn Bigelow, the Hunt for Bin Laden epic “Zero Dark Thirty.” The conversation wrapped up … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Gaffigan goes darker than dark as an “American Dreamer”

The comic Jim Gaffigan takes a deep dive into the dark side with “American Dreamer,” an almost relentlessly downbeat character study in despair. It’s a thriller with no hero, just a funnyman who tosses aside his amusing baggage even when … Continue reading

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