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Daily Archives: October 20, 2019
Netflixable? A troubled boy of “Seventeen (Diecisiete)” finds his purpose in a dog in this Spanish dramedy
Héctor, who is “Seventeen,” is the troubled loner everybody in his Spanish reform school picks on. The kids — all reprobates, like him — ridicule the way he took the judge’s edict that he use his two years confined there … Continue reading
Projections had “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” clearing $42 on its opening weekend. A Disney original, or at least sequel to an original, it had branding and all sorts of things going for it. Too violent, mediocre cut-and-paste fantasy script, a … Continue reading
For his 19th album, “Western Stars,” Hall of Fame rocker Bruce Springsteen turned his working class Americana short-stories-as-songs Southwestern in setting, and made his accompaniment orchestral. And since he wasn’t going to tour to support it, he set out to … Continue reading