Daily Archives: January 31, 2020

Documentary Review — “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words”

Is there any point at all in reviewing an “in his own words” documentary biography of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas? Visit Metacritic or Rottentomatoes and you can pretty much guess who will pan “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Another student-teacher affair, this one “Before the Dawn”

This is how a fellow gets a reputation. You review a Netflix movie, “My Teacher, My Obsession.” Yeah, you know what it’s about. But hey, any chance one gets to toss the phrase “Hot for Teacher” into a review, right? … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Taylor Swift talks about growing up as “Miss Americana”

It’s quite late in the game for Taylor Swift to be expecting anybody to change his or her opinion about Swift as a performer, celebrity, icon and influencer. But this new documentary takes its shot, a somewhat revealing distillation of … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Before The Dawn”

Ok, maybe not NEXT next. Got to get to that Tay Tay Swift doc on Netflix, after all. But soon, very soon I’ll get to this indie drama with largely unknown cast, a take of a high school teacher falling … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz are “Standing Up, Falling Down”

Failed comic moves home and gets inspiration from an alcoholic dermatologist. Because Billy Crystal’s mother always wanted a doctor in the family? “Standing Up, Falling Down” earns limited release in mid February.

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Movie Review: “Gretel & Hansel” or Hansel & Gretel, they still have a witch problem

The thing that bowls you over, straight off, about “Gretel & Hansel” is how beautiful the damned thing is. Art director Christine McDonagh (TV’s “Into the Badlands”), production designer Jeremy Reed (“Hard Candy”) and lighting cinematographer Galo Olivares (“Roma”) have … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Patrick Stewart, Katie Holmes, “Coda”

Stewart is a concert pianist coping with stage fright, Holmes is a “agree spirited music critic” who helps him cope. Giancarlo Esposito also stars in “Coda.”

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