Daily Archives: October 16, 2020

Movie Review: Desperate criminals, cops and debtors — “Beasts Clawing at Straws”

A lover on the lam, a missing “sucker,” body parts in a lake, an abused escort-wife, an illegal immigrant smitten with her, a corrupt bureaucrat, a murderous mobster he’s in dutch to, a clumsy-nosy-pushy cop, a family trapped in debt … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Remembering when British music turned Anti-racist/Antifa–“White Riot”

Remember that time Eric Clapton got up on stage and snapped “Get the wogs out, get the coons out” of his native Britain? That time David Bowie said “Britain is ready for a fascist leader?” “Good old days,” right? Adam … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Aaron Sorkin teaches the history of “The Chicago 7”

There are great films, and there are movies “of their moment.” Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is a bit of both. Harrowing and cautionary, inspiring and thanks to a healthy splash of ironic wit, damned entertaining, it’s … Continue reading

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Movie preview: Supernatural cultists summon “The Empty Man”

Disney continues emptying its larger of Fox product, this 20th Century release opens next Friday.

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