Daily Archives: May 10, 2020

Documentary Preview: “Unstuck in Time: Kurt Vonnegut

Filmmaker takes 40 years to years to film and finish his documentary on the great writer. Reminds me of the stories about Henry Jaglom and Peter Bogdanovich, always recording and filming as they cozied up to Orson Welles. Will this … Continue reading

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quarantine song?

He doesn’t compose songs or write lyrics. Yet. But is there nothing this man cannot do? View this post on Instagram A love song in the age of quarantine, this is ‘ACROSS THE WAY’ from the brilliant minds of @jeaninetesori … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The perfect Mother’s Day movie? “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio”

A few months before “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio” came out on film, the publisher and releasing studio (Dreamworks) sent me the book, Terry Ryan’s memoir of growing up in a dysfunctional yet functioning family in the 1950s and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Mother’s Day tears from Italy, “18 Presents (18 Regali)”

Don’t you just hate it when a tearjerker works? The manipulation’s built-in, understood, right there in the open for you to put up your guard against. And then…dammit. Netflix put “18 Presents (18 Regali)” on its menu just in time … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Guilt, grief and addiction put your “Castle in the Ground”

“Castle in the Ground” is the simplest of rescue parables. A young man devotes himself to saving his dying mother. And when that fails, this teen in shining armor starts using mom’s leftover painkillers. That’s what changes his focus to … Continue reading

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