Daily Archives: October 27, 2020

Movie Review: Trippy, nonsensical satire? “Greatland”

Some filmmakers lay their stories and themes out for your passive consumption, some make you “work for it,” and some…are Dana Ziyasheva. Her “Greatland” is a sort of pandemic and death of democracy satire that one suspects makes more sense … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: “Crock of Gold — A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan”

A Dec. 1 music doc about The Pogues? Julian Temple directed? Johnny Depp “presents?” Time to stock up on the Guinness then.

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Netflixable? “Tremors: Shrieker Island”

It’s been thirty years since the earth shook in the remote desert Southwest, since giant worms hunted by sensing human footsteps, since gun nut survivalists proved to be a town’s salvation. “Tremors” inspired half a dozen sequels and even a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A streetball legend, “Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story”

“Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story” is a slow motion train wreck about a slow-motion train wreck of a basketballer. That doesn’t mean that this story of a Brooklyn playground “legend” who never got out of his own way when it … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: George Clooney directs and stars in “The Midnight Sky”

The Big Guy makes a movie for Netflix , slated to stream Dec. 23. Looks bleak.

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Movie Preview: Pixar’s “Soul” trailer 2

A little cartoon theology coming to Disney+ on Christmas Day.

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