Daily Archives: June 25, 2020

Classic Film Review: “Shanghai Triad,” a virtual re-release

The sweeping title “Shanghai Triad” always promised a more epic film than the great Zhang Yimou gave us. But this intimate, ornate and melodramatic gangland tale has glories all its own. And while Zhang was the master of scale in … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: Remember “Creem: America’s Only Rock’n Roll Magazine?”

August 7 this little stroll down music’s memory lane rolls out, a doc about the “alternative” to Rolling Stone, a rowdy little rag full of misfits, rudeness and cheerleading for many a band eschewed by Jann Wenner’s army of taste-setters. … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Disclosure” charts the evolution of trans representation on film and TV

For me, a key moment in “Disclosure” TRans Lives On Screen,” the new Netflix documentary about transgender progress and trans representations in film and media, comes when trans actor Brian Michael Smith breaks down the woman-pretending-to-be-a-man-pretending-to-be-a-woman business that drives the … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Nobody Knows I’m Here (Nadie Saber que Estoy Aqui)”

Today’s entrée from our “Around the World with Netflix” buffet is a polished jewel from Chile that gives Jorge Garcia the rare shot at a starring role. Garcia is still best known for being on TV’s “Lost.” In the years … Continue reading

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