Daily Archives: April 19, 2020

Netflixable? Can this sexist, bullying “Jefe” be saved?

On this side of the Atlantic, we expect our comedies to at least pay some lip service to “woke.” Even the cringe-worthy ones. So an “Office” comedy like “Jefe,” from Spain, should best be compared to say the BRITISH version … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Caron and kids treat Cary Grant as “Father Goose”

Cary Grant was 60 years old, grey and most comfortably cast in grumpy curmudgeon roles by the time the 1964 comedy “Father Goose” was tailor-made for him. But watch him nimbly scamper down beaches, over branches and around coconuts, through … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: ’80s Nostalgia, served up squishy and Disney-friendly in a “Valley Girl” remake

Just listen to this one without watching it. The insipid remakes of ’80s pop classics tells you all you need to know. Orion Pictures made this May 8 remake. Alicia Silverstone is the nostalgic mom of a teen. Jessica Rothe, … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Brit Gangsters miss Guy Ritchie in “Once Upon a Time in London”

Oozing with atmosphere and dripping with violence, “Once Upon a Time in London” aims to deliver a 30 year history of the London Mob. Or Mobs. Starting in the Great Depression, with Jewish mobsters brawling in the streets with British … Continue reading

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