Daily Archives: March 27, 2020

Netflixable? A Memphis BBQ heir gets into wine in “Uncorked”

“Uncorked” pops, straight out of the bottle. A culture-clash comedy that throws African American Memphis BBQ culture into the snooty world of fine wines and the ordained high priests of that world — sommeliers — it has laughs and just … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: “The Maggie” is Ealing and Mackendrick at their finest

While most film buffs have seen the post-war comedy classic “Whisky Galore!”, a later comedy by Ealing Studios’ acknowledged Master of Twee and Laird of Laughter, Alexander Mackendrick, might have slipped by you. “The Maggie,” cleverly re-titled “High and Dry” … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Omar Epps is captain on a space station where things go wrong, “3022”

If the production design of the modest-budget space thriller “3022” is particularly impressive — an underlit space station of worn gear, lived-in living spaces and a touch of grime — that’s no accident. David Dean Ebert, art director on TV’s … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Best title for a monster-horror movie? “The Wretched”

May 1… “Mom’s…weird.” “Mom’s always been weird.”

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Documentary Review: “Celebration” provides an intimate look at Yves St. Laurent, and his stage manager

    It’s easy to see why “Celebration,” an intimate working portrait of fashion designer Yves St. Laurent filmed over the last years of his life, was suppressed upon its completion in 2007. It jumps out from the behind-the-scenes sketching, … Continue reading

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