Monthly Archives: May 2020

Movie Preview: Spike Lee’s “Back to Vietnam” drama, “Da 5 Bloods”

Chadwick Boseman stars, Jean Reno, Delroy Lindo and Isaiah Whitlock Jr. are in support, and the Spike Lee brand of mixing historical context news footage into the visuals returns for this tale of remembrance, loyalty, taking stock and reckoning. Oh, … Continue reading

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Animated Preview: Pixar Sparkshort “Out” — a short film about coming out

Has it been banned in Russia, and uh Alabama yet? Interesting topic for an animated short, ten years after “It gets better.”

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“It Happened One Night” — The Alternate Ending?

Rewatching the Capra, Colbert and Clark classic I’m reminded of an old Frank story about the way the movie MIGHT have turned out. The runaway heiress is thrown together with the dipsomaniacal reporter on the bus from Miami. They get … Continue reading

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“The Shining” turns 40

#StanleyKubrick’s cast, crew, family and fans break down their favourite scenes 40 years on in this video. https://t.co/Q05rZOcODc https://twitter.com/StanleyKubrick/status/1264149072195313665?s=20

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Netflixable? Issa Rae joins Team “Big Sick” for “The Lovebirds”

Desperation loses out to resignation in “The Lovebirds,” a flailing couple-on-the-lam comedy that pairs up Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, with indifferent results. The “desperation” comes from the riffing. Maybe it’s a wild guess, but all the antic arguments, crosstalk/trash … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl”

Spoiler alert — Kate Nash is the ginger-haired Brit on Netflix’s “GLOW,” the hit “glamorous ladies of wrestling” dramedy series and ’80s period piece. So we know how the hard-luck story presented in “Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl” is going … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: Environmental “solutions” are the focus of “2040”

An optimistic take on what can be done to make Earth more livable in 20 years? We could all use that right about now. Carbon sequestering, smarter farming practices, “empowering girls,” “2040” and its Aussie creators insist “We have everything … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Of architecture and ” credit” — “The Price of Desire”

The visual choices writer-director Mary McGuckian made in creating “The Price of Desire” vie with the dramatic ones in a to-the-death fight over “How this movie was ruined?” It’s a precious, obscure and emotionally flat melodrama about furniture designer and … Continue reading

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Watch “Ricky Gervais Teaches You British Slang

Vanity Fair talked the lad into it. Not as dirty as you’d hope.

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Movie Preview: “TENET”- NEW TRAILER!

Yeah, THIS is the movie that should reopen cinemas. Young Mr. Washington holds his owning the action beats, effects and formidable supporting cast.

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