Daily Archives: November 4, 2019

Documentary Review: Immigrants and sons of immigrants, as footballers — “The All-Americans”

Every documentary is a gamble, a non-fiction film whose “story” is not scripted, but discovered right in front of the camera, created in real life in real time. And real life is full of surprises and disappointments, foiled plans and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Kristin Davis takes an African “Holiday in the Wild”

Some of us in the reviewing trade have beaten the put-down “Lifetime Original Movie” to death. To which I shout “GUILTY!” But it’s a hard descriptor to shake when it so vividly captures a female-centered romance or woman-under-threat melodrama, once … Continue reading

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Movie Preview; Samuel L. Jackson breaks the big biz color barrier as “The Banker”

A period piece starring Samuel L., Nia Long and Anthony Mackie and opens Dec. 6.

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Movie Preview: “Code 8” is another suggestion of a supernatural sci-fi future

Steven Amell from “Green Arrow” stars in this Dec. 13 release. Kind of X-Men ish, no?    

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Movie Review: They’re Brazilian kissing “Cousins,” so that makes it “tudo bem”

“Cousins” is a hamfisted and campy gay romance from Brazil, the sort of gay rom-com North American indie cinema moved on from decades ago. The broad characters, the eye–rollingly obvious come-ons may produce a few laughs…in between the groans. And … Continue reading

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