Daily Archives: December 31, 2019

The Best Films of 2019

It was a banner year for documentaries and an off year for animation. And Almodovar. Sure, give Banderas a Best Actor nomination, but “Pain & Glory?” Meh. It was a year without Woody Allen, our first and not our last. … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Brazil’s Porta dos Fundos lampoons Jesus & Co. with “The Last Hangover”

Netflix continues its holiday season culling of Christian fundamentalist subscribers by adding a second holiday-themed religious special from the Brazilian TV and Youtube comedy troop Porta dos Fundos” to its offerings. Whatever else they’ve managed in their brief career as … Continue reading

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RIP Syd Mead — futurist, designer of “Blade Runner,” “Tron” and “Aliens” was 86

The iconic look of sci fi cinema was redefined in the late ’70s and early ’80s by Syd Mead, a visual stylist who cast a long shadow over the genre. An artist and futurist who worked for Ford, his conceptual … Continue reading

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