Daily Archives: February 17, 2020

Movie Review: A CGI dog hears “The Call of the Wild”

Disney no doubt appreciated the “Lion King Remake” ethos behind newly-purchased 20th Century Studios’ (formerly Fox) take on “The Call of the Wild.” It’s a story starring a dog, and for the first time in a century of films of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Italian mafia goes on trial, thanks to “The Traitor (Il traditore)”

The Italian mob thriller “The Traitor (Il traditore)” is more time than most of us would ever care to spend in an Italian courtroom. It’s not all adversarial court testimony, bickering mafiosi waving their hands and insulting each other, sometimes … Continue reading

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Spike Lee goes to war again for “Da Five Bloods”

Spike Lee’s next picture is to be a “Vietnam War” drama, but with a twist.  It’ll be more of a “Last Full Measure” variety, veterans remembering their service, looking for the remains of a fallen comrade. And in“Da Five Bloods,”they’ll … Continue reading

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Home movies illuminate 1920s African American Life in ways Hollywood Ignored

An Oklahoma pastor took this rarer than rare footage shortly after D.W. Griffith put actors in blackface so that the KKK could chase them away from the South of his youth. Eye opening. This rare footage shows what life was … Continue reading

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