Daily Archives: April 16, 2020

Netflixable? A working man takes his stand, “I, Daniel Blake”

There’s an added poignancy, the wince of too-familiar recognition in seeing “I, Daniel Blake” in the midst of a pandemic-caused global depression. This Palme d’Or winner from Cannes a couple of years back is a sort of ultimate UK “kitchen … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Brian Dennehy — A giant among character actors, 1938-2020

“FX” and “First Blood,” “Cocoon” and “Silverado.” Loved that guy. A great gruff villain, a grand grandfatherly sort, hale fellows well met and working men, Brian Dennehy played Clarence Darrow and Bobby Knight, acted in Chekhov and for Terrence Malick. … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Bingeworthy? Teens track treasure on the (not really) “Outer Banks”

I’d lost track of those filmmaking Carolina siblings, Josh and Jonas Pate, since they transitioned from movies (“Deceiver”) to TV (“Surface”). Born in N.C., they’ve made Charleston, S.C. and environs their stomping grounds. So they may title their latest venture … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | 2 Comments

Netflixable? Might the love of a horse give a teen “A Champion Heart?”

“A Champion Heart” is a bland, harmless little nothing of a “girl and her horse” tale, predictable family-friendly comfort food with little that’ll impress or surprise anybody over the age of eight. Mandy Grace plays Mandy, a teen who’s moved … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Movie Review: Ill, on the road and making amends — “Ulysses & Mona”

  Here’s a French road dramedy that points us in one direction, turns in another and finds a little heart and charm, almost in spite of itself, along the way. “Ulysses & Mona” is about a pretty art student, Mona … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news