Daily Archives: October 22, 2020

Movie Preview: “Farewell Amor” from IFC

IFC has owned big stretches of this Year of the Pandemic box office. This Dec.11 release isn’t a genre horror thriller or anything I’d that sort. And it looks intriguing, as most of IFC’s titles are.

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Documentary Review: Bruce summons the E-Street Band to produce “Letter to You”

Somewhere early on in Bruce Springsteen’s latest “gather musicians in my barn to cut a record” documentary, “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You,” the big question he invites us to ask of him becomes clear. What becomes the pop star in … Continue reading

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Classic Documentary Review: “I Am a Dancer” gives us Peak Nureyev

The Golden Globe-winning 1972 documentary “I Am a Dancer” is a straightforward, old-fashioned “dancer and the dance” film, very much a product of its time. It’s heavy on sweaty rehearsals but dominated by performance sequences from “Sleeping Beauty,” “La Dame … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Father and child escape to “The Place of No Words”

A father bounces his child of three on his lap in bed. In his mind’s eye, he has a different haircut, is fur clad like a Norseman of old, rowing the blond child to a rocky, Dark Ages shore. It’s … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A twelve year old escapes poverty via fantasy, “Princess of the Row”

This indie drama has been a great favorite at film festivals, and it’s headed to theaters/streaming in early Nov.

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Movie Review: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” just as outrageous, not as funny

The gags aim lower and the pranks seem more labored. The effort shows, as does the scripted fakery. It’s harder for Sacha Baron Cohen to go anywhere looking like “stupid reporter” from Kazakhstan. Everyone, save for elderly Republicans and rural … Continue reading

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