Daily Archives: December 15, 2019

Documentary Review: Depeche Mode gathers the faithful for “Spirits of the Forest”

Well, isn’t this the most adorable damned concert doc you ever saw? “Spirits of the Forest” captures Depeche Mode at the finale to their 2017-18 “Global Spirit” in Berlin. It’s a multi-media spectacle in the modern concert style, with the … Continue reading

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The “Edison” of biography vs the Edison of “The Current War”

I’ve just finished the last biography written by the historian Edmund Morris, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the world’s foremost expert on Teddy Roosevelt, and among those foiled by “There’s no THERE there” in trying to write a biography of … Continue reading

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Box Office: ‘Jumanji 2’ $60, ‘Richard Jewell’ bombs, ‘Black Xmas’ in the red

Three movies not worth your time opened wide this weekend. Only one paid off. “Jumanji: The Next Level” outperformed expectations with a whopping $60 million take. “Frozen 2,” finally dethroned, came in a distant second in the mid-teens. Clint Eastwood’s … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “THE WAVE” continues the great Justin Long comeback

A thriller with good buzz, and an annoying voice over narration? Corporate attorney ingests the wrong drug, and his paranoid world flips upside down.

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Movie Preview: Daniel Radfliffe is “the white Mandela” ready to “ESCAPE FROM PRETORIA”

This Spring release (in the UK) stars Radcliffe as Tim Jenkin, and Ian Hart ad is the true (ish) story of white South Africans working with the African National Congress during Apartheid, and imprisoned for it “Escape from Pretoria” is … Continue reading

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