Daily Archives: July 25, 2020

“X-Men: The New Mutants,” the Comic Con “first scene”

Ahh, the flipping comic book pages of the Marvel Studios logo, the voice-over narration meant to lend gravitas and personality to the caped and spandexed adventure to follow. Here’s the first scene to “New Mutants,” because the old ones were … Continue reading

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Bingeworthy? “Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia” dashes through The Big Apple’s Rotten Years

It’s long enough ago that a lot of people don’t remember it. But Times Square wasn’t always a tourist haven. New York used to be broke, and broken. Vast stretches of New York City were wastelands, with nightly “insurance claim” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “A Girl Missing (Yokogao)”

A chance encounter, a crime committed by a relative and well-ordered lives, in a country famous for them, fall to pieces in the Japanese drama “A Girl Missing.” It’s another intimate portrait of a mannered, particularly Japanese way of unraveling … Continue reading

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