Daily Archives: June 18, 2020

Documentary Preview: “Ask No Questions” finds the ultimate case of “fake news”

A staged Chinese stunt? A cover-up? This one has me intrigued.

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Movie Preview: A hard-drinking, short-tempered chef tries to keep it “Nose to Tail”

This July release gave birth to a trailer that is kind of diffuse and all over the place. Stress? We know. A lot of chefs drink and have bad tempers? We know. Love life issues? Check. Might be good, can’t … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Homewrecker,” a red band trailer about friendship turned obsession

It stars Precious Chong, so of course it’s a dark comedy. That runs in the family.  

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Documentary Review: A South Sudanese refugee lives to compete as a “Runner”

“Runner” is the life story of Olympic marathoner Guor Maker (Marial), a South Sudanese refugee who raced in two Olympics, once without a country. In Maker’s tale, first-time documentary director Bill Gallagher finds a story of privation and perseverance, personal … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Nigerian “Last Flight to Abuja” covers the disaster pic checklist

Airline disaster movies often follow the same narrow formula, no matter what their country of origin. We meet the cross-section-of-society passengers, pick up on their soap operatic/melodramatic lives, meet the flight crew and get a hint or two or three … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: D.C. drag queens do good in “Queen of the Capital”

“Queen of the Capital” is a softer, cuddlier version of the landmark drag queen documentary, “Paris is Burning.” It’s a new film about the drag queen scene in Washington, D.C. Where the 1990 film revealed New York’s drag queens as … Continue reading

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