Daily Archives: May 27, 2020

Documentary Review: No lemurs, no animated penguins, the “real” Madagascar is “Madagasikara”

The world’s fourth largest island, a country famed for its beauty, its wildlife and a series of animated films about zoo animals making their way there, “has an image problem” a UNICEF official says in the early moments of the … Continue reading

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The lowly Chevy Nova finally has its (movie, TV) moment?

Every now and then in various corners of the South, I’ll see a guy taking his fully-restored 1969-79 Chevrolet Nova out for a Saturday AM spin, maybe a run to a car show. And I’m not going to lie. I … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Tracee, Dakota, Kelvin and Cube aim to leave us on “The High Note”

There are worse sins than leaning into the cute if you’re making a diva-and-her-assistant romantic comedy, especially if you’ve cast sitcom star Tracee Ellis Ross (“black-ish”) as the diva, and Dakota Johnson as the assistant. Ross, the daughter of that … Continue reading

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Documentary Review — Mexican cuisine’s first foreign champion, “Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy”

She rumbles down a dirt path in a remote corner of Mexico in the Nissan pickup she’s put many hard miles on. The road’s so bumpy her ever-present straw hat drops over her eyes, not that this stops her. Diana … Continue reading

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