Daily Archives: August 17, 2020

Will & Hart take on ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ Remake

That’s Will Smith & Kevin Hart replacing Steve Martin and John Candy in the John Hughes holiday staple. This has “can’t miss” written all over it. Smith can get his dander up with the best of them. “Aww HELL naw!” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: French leftists discover “Wonders in the Suburbs (Merveilles à Montfermeil)”

The broad, satiric swipes of the French farce “Wonders in the Suburbs” are the only punches to land — or at least achieve “near miss” — in this flailing comedy of mores, values and leftist idealism put to the test … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Monty Python: Almost the Truth” docu-series, the definitive history

One of the benefits of the streaming era is that all these content platforms are so starved for something to show us that what might previously have been regarded as “disposable” still has value. “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” premiered over … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Another celebrated music store closes its doors, “Other Music”

It’s become a subgenre of documentaries, films capturing the last days of a beloved book store, video emporium, bar, restaurant, porn seller or record shop. We meet the staff, hear the history, learn just what the place has meant to … Continue reading

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