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Daily Archives: September 23, 2020
Documentary Review: A French-Congolese singer/rapper, up close — “GIMS: On the Record”
“GIMS: On the Record” is a quick-study immersion in the French pop hero of the moment, Maitre Gims, a singer-rapper born in the Congo, raised in Paris, with an “operatic” voice that separates him from his contemporaries at home and … Continue reading
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Classic Film Review: Jose Ferrer IS “Cyrano de Bergerac” (1950)
My favorite line, in all of classic adventure cinema, comes early in the 1950 version of “Cyrano de Bergerac.” Most other screen adaptations of the Edmond Rostand 19th century play leave it out, but maybe that’s because no one else … Continue reading
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Movie Review: Teens face the horrors that come with being “Sno Babies”
“Sno Babies” is a grim, unblinking look at the horrors of drug abuse, a “Scared Straight” for teens facing that first oxy tablet, that first dabble with the needle and the spoon. It’s as heavy-handed as a faith-based sermon on … Continue reading
Movie Preview: Joey King and Abby Quinn are “Radium Girls”
A serious film featuring teen siren Joey King? “Radium Girls” is about an infamous pre OSHA factory poisoning where workers were exposed to the stuff that made watches glow in the dark. Good that this finally has a release date. … Continue reading
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Netflixable? Millie Bobby Brown sleuths as “Enola Holmes”
Tip of the hat to Netflix, for indulging the first star the streaming service has actually created with this bon bon of a showcase. Millie Bobby Brown is the age of the character she’s playing, “Enola Holmes,” aka Sherlock Holmes’ … Continue reading