Daily Archives: July 16, 2020

Documentary Review — Remembering “Creem: America’s Only Rock’n Roll Magazine”

Enthusiastic, irreverent to the point of rude and delivered in clips and quips edited into rat-a-tat-tat bursts, “Creem: America’s Only Rock’n Roll Magazine” is a documentary that mimics its subject to a T. Sacred cows from its legend are celebrated, … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: Guess who “#Unfit” is about?

Yes, here’s a documentary where a bunch of psychologists talk about the “stable genius” in the White House. Isn’t his sister pushing a book right now that covers all this? “Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump” rolls out Sept. 1.

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Netflixable? Italian comedy “The Players (Gli Infideli)” looks for pearls among swine

Here’s a lightweight little Italian collection of short films on the subject “Italian men are pigs.” Enjoy. Well, try to enjoy “The Players (Gli Infideli).” A handful of solid Italian performers — anchored by Riccardo Scamarcio (“Loro,” “John Wick Chapter … Continue reading

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The Florida Film Festival returns for a 29th Installment

This year’s FFF arrives late and truncated, due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. The only venue listed in the following press release (and on their website) is the festival’s home base, the Enzian theater. Lots of titles will be … Continue reading

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Movie Review: There’s no relaxing at “The Beach House”

It’s not subtle, not particularly scary or suspenseful either. What “The Beach House” has going for it is dread, a feeling that rides along with it from its opening frames to the horror parable’s final image. Liana Liberato (“To the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Two Ways to Go West,” one pointless indie drama

Some movies are so bad that never getting to make another seems like the only apt punishment for the filmmakers. “Two Ways to Go West” is like a delusional high school drama nerd’s idea of drama, basically a three character … Continue reading

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