Daily Archives: September 24, 2019

Movie Preview: “The Great Alaskan Race” recounts the legend that led to The Iditarod

It’s become common knowledge, largely thanks to a cartoon that generations of children have seen — “Balto.” If you walk through Central Park in New York, you can see the well-rubbed (for luck) bronze statue of “Balto” in tribute to … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Lynskey and her New Yorker fam face the horrors of a move to the ‘burbs and its “Little Boxes”

The pithiest review possible for many a movie is a single word — “forgettable.” Add “instantly” in front of that and you get an idea of the virtues of “Little Boxes.”  It’s soooooo familiar that I know I’ve seen it … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Out of Omaha”

There are moments, scenes and sequences in the documentary “Out of Omaha” that will make your heart hurt. The seven-years-long portrait of African American twins from the roughest neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska allows you to put yourself in these kids’ … Continue reading

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Preview, Adam Sandler is the bad seed brother/gambler among Diamond District Jews in “Uncut Gems”

It’s a gambler-on-a-bender thriller with the Sand-man entangling his family and the family business in his “problem.” This Safdie Brothers tale co-stars Idina Menzel and The Wkend and…Kevin Garnett? It made a splash at Toronto and opens Dec. 25. I’m … Continue reading

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Movie Review: All that glisters is not “Loro” in Berlusconi’s Italy

We remember Caligula and Nero for their Roman depravity. But the two most notorious emperors of ancient Rome seem more timeless when you consider what fed their appetites. The emptiness of oligarchy and a ruling kleptocracy feels both distinctly Italian … Continue reading

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