Daily Archives: August 3, 2020

Movie Preview: End of August laughs? “Get Duked!”

Eddie Izzard headlines this “anarchic” Scottish comedy. Looks loopy enough. See it Aug 28.

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Movie Review: Skarsgard is haunted by a youth spent “Out Stealing Horses”

We never know what we’ll be able to brush off or force ourselves to forget and what will eat at us until our dying day. We can’t even know, as Dickens’ David Copperfield mused, “Whether I’ll be the hero of  … Continue reading

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Bingeworthy? Diego Luna’s “Pan y Circo” pairs Mexican cuisine with hot button Mexican issues

Only decades of affection for the wonderful Mexican actor Diego Luna‘s screen performances and a recognition of “Well, his heart’s in the right place” can temper the tone of any review of his new chat show/series for Amazon, “Pan y … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Peruvian lament, “Song Without a Name (Cancion sin Nombre)”

Stark, poetic and somewhat frustrating, “Song Without a Name (Canción sin nombre)” patiently weaves together several story threads to capture what life was like during Peru’s 1980s collapse. It was, as headlines show us, a country awash in corruption and … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Disney remembers “Howard,” the lyricist who made cartoons sing

It was the late 1980s when the idea folks at Walt Disney Animation had their first meeting with the man who was to bring Disney Animation back from the dead. After an insistent courtship by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Mr. “Little Shop … Continue reading

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