Daily Archives: January 6, 2020

Chalamet as “Don’t Look Back” era Dylan?

James Mangold is following his “Ford v Ferrari” outing with another biopic, a piece of pop culture controversy and history. When Bob Dylan plugged in and went electric. “Going Electric” is the working title. All sorts of points in Dylan’s … Continue reading

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Writers Guild Nominations — more love for “1917,” kudos for “Knives Out,” “Booksmart” and as usual — NO Tarantino

So is “1917” slipping into place as the late-comer to the race that’s become the horse to beat? Two wins at the Golden Globes, now a WGA nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Heck, why didn’t all this buzz happen for … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Bowie Buff Ann Dowd ponders the “Speed of Life”

On the day David Bowie died, June and Edward got into a fight. She’d been a big Bowie fan since childhood, painting her face up Aladdin Sane style as a child. And now, in 2016, her partner Edward is telling … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Another heist, another “Inside Man: Most Wanted”

It’s been thirteen years since Spike Lee and screenwriter Russell Gerwitz’s clever (ish) heist thriller “Inside Man.” And from the looks of its sequel, “Inside Man: Most Wanted” the cast and crew have been sprinting every day of those past … Continue reading

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Netflixable? James Caan is “Undercover Grandpa” because…of course he is

God bless James Caan. The man turns 80 this year, and there was no way he was ever going “gentle into that good night,” as the poet said. He’s still working, diving into indie fare and B-movies and cheap exploitation … Continue reading

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Golden Globes, Oscar predictor? Probably not this year, except for…

Ricky Gervais set the tone. “Fifth time…I don’t care…I’m over it.” The jokes were amusingly mean, but the entire 77th Golden Globes were more of a shrug than usual, this in spite of the fact that several genuine surprises upset … Continue reading

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