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Daily Archives: August 1, 2020
Netflix owns teen comedies and has done well with romance. But Amazon takes its shot at gaining a foothold with that audience and those genres with the serious high school romance “Chemical Hearts.” Looks hopeful and poignant and very romantic.
RIP Alan Parker, one of the best British directors of his generation — “Fame” to “Mississippi Burning”
Talked to him a few times over the years. A class act, sort of a British Norman Jewison. “The Commitments,” “Fame,” “Bugsy Malone,” musicals that often didn’t play like musicals. “Mississippi Burning” took deserved heat for its “white savior” tropes. … Continue reading