Daily Archives: October 17, 2019

Documentary Review: A feminist artist confronts her cancer in “Serendipity”

  The journalist, memoirist and writer-director Nora Ephron kept this phrase as the creative person’s mantra — “Everything is copy.” In an artist’s life, everyone you meet, everything you hear and see, everything you experience is fair game to be … Continue reading

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Movie preview: High school football has an East LA flavor in “The All-Americans”

This documentary about the big rivalry game between two largely Latino high school football teams, opens Nov. 8.

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Movie Review: The quirky charm and tolerant message of “JoJo Rabbit”

“JoJo Rabbit” is “Life is Beautiful,” as directed by Wes Anderson, co-starring Pee-wee Herman as Adolf Hitler. Yeah, that’s it. New Zealand director Taika Waititi’s playful, wildly eccentric film of Christine Leunens’ satiric novel mixes daffy charm with poignant personal … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Neil Young & Crazy Horse record a new LP on the “Mountaintop”

Canadian iconoclast Neil Young is one classic rocker you can be sure will never just “show up and play the hits.” He’s still making new music, still cranking out ballads, rockers and protest songs well past his 70th year. “Mountaintop” … Continue reading

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