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Daily Archives: May 8, 2020
It opens in late May, and as a charter member of the Rob vs Steve on a road trip fan club, I’m quarantining this farce a bit early. What will they be driving? “Stan Laurel” (whom Coogan just played) and … Continue reading
Horror, humor, well mordant humor. That was Shirley Jackson. This right here is what we call “on-the-nose” casting. Moss conquers all, scares herself and everybody else half to death. June 5.
“Theeb” is a Bedouin parable set against the backdrop of “Lawrence of Arabia.” I mean that literally. It was filmed in the Wadi Rum of Jordan, covering the same geography and topography that David Lean’s masterpiece captured on film. There’s … Continue reading
“The Lift Boy” is a simple and somewhat simple-minded and archaic tale of a “spoiled” young Mumbai man who learns to appreciate the value of menial work and the rippling power of kindness — “good karma” — by taking over … Continue reading
As an entertainment journalist, I’ve been to a lot of book signings over the years — decades. And for all the excitement that gets fans worked up to meet their idol — novelist, film memoirist or whoever — I’ve never … Continue reading