Monthly Archives: March 2020

Movie Critics During a Pandemic

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Movie Review: “Space & Time”

Maybe what the world needs now is a romance that surprises and delights, stings and hurts and hangs on that sense of longing the great ones get across. Maybe it’ll be Canadian. But it won’t be “Space & Time,” a … Continue reading

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MOVIEGOERS: Tell Congress that Movie Theaters and Their Employees Need Help to Survive

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Documentary Review: “Streetlight Harmonies” takes us from Frankie Lymon’s doo wop to *NSync

n “Streetlight Harmonies” is a short, brisk documentary that takes us from Gospel close harmony singing as it morphed into pop music, covering The Inkspots through doo wop, Motown and The Beach Boys to En Vogue and *NSYNC. Built on … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Dad leaves daughter Lily Collins the creepiest “Inheritance” — Simon Pegg!

No, not Lily’s “real” Dad, Phil Collins. But wouldn’t THAT be something? “Inheritance” goes live/becomes available April 23.  

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Movie Review: Anonymous filmmaker goes down the rabbit hole investigating “Murder Death Koreatown”

A classic philosophical conundrum is, “If a tree falls in the forest with nobody there, is there any sound?” To that let me add, “If there’s a movie that appears, on DVD and the Internet, with no credits, did anybody … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Hulu’s “Hillary”

If you’re an American adult, and sentient, you’ve got to figure there are two attitudes to take towards Hulu’s exhaustive, four hour+ Hillary Rodham Clinton documentary, “Hillary.” It’s either too soon, or too late. Documentarian Nanette Burnstein’s interviews with Clinton … Continue reading

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Streamable? Italian siblings and their families confront a tragedy at “The Dinner (“I Nostri Ragazzi”)

Dutch novelist Herman Koch’s moral dilemma drama “The Dinner” was turned into a properly tense and claustrophobic night-out drama by Oren Moverman (“The Messenger,” Love & Mercy”) pitting Richard Gere and Steve Coogan against each other a couple of years … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Reaching 30, thinking they’ve found love, battling “Space & Time”

Can a physicist and a  photographer find love? And keep it? Not speaking about “The Big Bang Theory,” of course. Here’s one that’s out there in the streaming universe now, a struggling couple who look cute and Canadian, but may … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Death and a cover-up Down East — “Blow the Man Down”

“Blow the Man Down” is a homey and nasty little neo-noir set on the fishing coast of Maine. Stylish, with a “Greek Chorus” of oilskin-clad fishermen looking on and singing sea chanteys as the murders and cover-ups are laid out … Continue reading

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