Daily Archives: January 12, 2020

Documentary Review: Creating a Township Cinema — “Film School Africa”

In America and much of the Western world, film schools are an indulgence of the children of privilege. Talent from other classes occasionally makes its way in, but by large, that’s who you see there. In South Africa, in the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Mockumentary “Reality Queen!” sends up Paris Hilton as if it’s 2000-and-late

Remember Paris Hilton? Because you have to in order to “get” the um, “jokes” in the “comic” spoof “Reality Queen!” It’s about an about-to-fade reality TV star trying to recapture her status in the Age of Memes. And it’s about … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Even drug mules have to worry about where they book a room in “The Host”

Wise are the filmmakers who look to Alfred Hitchcock, “the master of suspense,” for inspiration, twists and story structure in creating their screen thriller. But foolish are they who bollix things as thoroughly as the hapless folks who made “The … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE:‘1917’ Tops $36 million, ‘Star Wars’ #2, ‘Boss’ edges ‘Mercy’

A VERY impressive Golden Globes bounce for Sam Mendes WWI epic, which may clear the $37 million mark after all the weekend’s receipts are finally tallied Monday. $36.5 is the official estimate Sunday. “Rise of Skywalker” and “Jumanji” both finally … Continue reading

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