Daily Archives: April 20, 2020

Movie Review: Oh my (same-sex) darling “Clementine”

All right, settle down, settle down. Don’t get your Tommy Johns (women’s, or men’s edition) in a titillated twist. The come-on for “Clementine,” which could be “licentious young lesbians libidinously lead us on,” is just that, the old bait-and-switch. It’s … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “The Legacy of the Bones” (“Legado en los huesos”), more witchy goings-on in Spain

Watching the Spanish thriller “The Legacy of the Bones” is a bit like having a conversation with an elderly relative. Endless exhausting digressions, a phone book full of characters with speaking parts, scenes that merely underline what’s already been established … Continue reading

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Preview: Netflix’s “HOLLYWOOD” flips the script on “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood”

There’s little doubt who and what inspired Ryan Murphy’s new series “Hollywood” on Netflix. It was the scandalous book and doc and claims of “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood.” The series is about what Murphy, of “Glee” and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Chinese and in Japan? He’ll never fit in without “Complicity”

The human migrant experience has a universality that spans continents and cultures, that connects the poor Guatemalan fleeing violence and the Indian hoping to escape opportunity. Desperation, exploitation, the pull of assimilation battling the comfort and “safety” of hanging with … Continue reading

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