Daily Archives: July 10, 2020

Movie Preview: A movie maker works out his feelings about love, “Benjamin”

A young, gay and lovelorn filmmaker tries to confirm he didn’t just die or go into a monastery after making a splash with his debut film, by releasing and publicizing his second. We finally get Simon Amstell’s“Benjamin” in streaming release … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “The Old Guard” brings a comic book franchise to Netflix

The comic book adaptation “The Old Guard” is more interesting for its “changing of the guard” politics than anything it puts on screen. Netflix made it, wrote a big check for a franchise built around Oscar winner Charlize Theron, with … Continue reading

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The voice-over on Joe Biden’s new ad is unmistakable — Recognize it?

Love this guy. I follow him on Twitter. VERY outspoken liberal. I don’t watch the HBO series he’s currently in. But I recognize him. Do you? Another clue. My name and what an actor who has the same name is … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Seeing the future, trying to change it of your own “Volition”

The midway point in the low-budget sci-fi thriller “Volition” is a real make-or-break moment. It’s there that this film about a clairvoyant who tries to avert the doom he sees in his future takes a turn and adds on baggage. … Continue reading

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Bingeworthy? Danes face terror, and personal reckonings for it “When the Dust Settles”

The Danish mini-series “When the Dust Settles” invites a sweeping generalization, if you compare it to most English language limited-run dramatic TV series. Typically, your average Northern European program of this sort demands more from the viewer. It’s not just … Continue reading

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