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Daily Archives: June 29, 2020
“The Outpost” is a straight-no-chaser account of a real-life battle during America’s Afghan War. Cinematically, it’s “Zulu” or “The Green Berets,” with a heavy dose of the Afghan War documentary “Restrepo” for realism. It is chaotic, noisy and bloody, … Continue reading
It’s often said “I’d rather watch an interesting failure by (name a famous filmmaker here) than passable entertainment from anybody else.” That motto earns another workout — after misfires by Scorsese and Spike — with Atom Egoyan’s latest. “Guest of … Continue reading
I like the way this trailer plays to the #Blacklivesmatter moment. Two Oscar winners — Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker — with Marlon Wayans and this clever bit of casting, Marc Maron as the pushy/charming producer and genius-BEHIND-the-genius Jerry Wexler — … Continue reading
Whatever the craftsmanship, the skill with which the story is told, a documentary is only as riveting as its subject — be it some odd business or hobby, or a character it’s built around. And that holds true for mockumentaries, … Continue reading