Daily Archives: November 25, 2019

Netflixable? Kerry Washington wants to know where her “American Son” is

And here we thought Netflix was just “disrupting” TV and film distribution! They’re going after The Theatre, too. Or they might as well be, taking on a preachy, stagey, acting (and over-acting) showcase like “American Son.” It’s a tale told … Continue reading

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Michael Caine, Lena Headey, an “Oliver Twist” sells to a small distributor

Variety is reporting this latest telling of Dickens’ classic is going to Saban Films. It’s a modern say version, so fear of finding an audience for a period piece doesn’t figure into why a major studio didn’t grab it. https://t.co/VR4gJau9JcContinue reading

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Movie Review: James’ Addiction tears him into “A Million Little Pieces”

James Frey’s “A Million Little Pieces” has been discredited as a memoir of addiction. He made too much of it up for it to be “non-fiction.” “Confessional novel?” Maybe. Got him kicked out of Oprah’s Book Club, because gosh darn … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Brother (Mon frere)” tells a tale of juvenile justice in France

The French drama “Mon frère” (“Brother”) is a “boys in juvie” drama, a genre pic about what happens in juvenile detention, or “Youth Custody Center” as the French call it. It’s a sympathetic portrait about a system built to intervene … Continue reading

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Next screening? “DARK WATERS

A little righteous legal crusade for your holiday awards season enjoyment. Sell out lawyer finds his soul in fighting a company that kills people. Good to see Mark Ruffalo joint Scarjo and Chris Evans in finding worth while films outside … Continue reading

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