Daily Archives: November 17, 2020

Documentary Review: “Soros” humanizes, explains and celebrates the demonized boogie man America’s far right

In the last decade of the Soviet Empire, George Soros sent copying machines to Eastern Europe. People like Václav Havel of Czechoslovakia, Lech Wałęsa of Poland and other dissidents behind the Iron Curtain got them. In that pre-Internet age, photocopying … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Alien Predator is after Nicolas Cage…and some other folks in “Jiu Jitsu”

Well, it’s got to be worth a few laughs, right? A martial arts sci-fi thriller with Nicolas Cage in the Nic Cage role — “He knows I’m crazy. There’s no HONOR in killing crazy!” Set in Burma, “Jiu Jitsu” was … Continue reading

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Movie Review: War photographer Hugo Weaving wrestles with his past and present in “Hearts and Bones”

There’s a Post-It note on the light on Dan Fisher’s bedside table. “Home!” That’s for when he wakes up in a nightmarish sweat, not knowing where he is. Sydney, Australia is home. But when he isn’t there with his partner … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: A psychiatrist plumbs the murderous nuances of “Crazy, Not Insane”

We don’t allow ourselves to think too deeply of the most heinous crimes, to look too hard at the ghoulish motives of a Jeffrey Dahmer or even an Adolf Hitler. “Evil,” we say, as if that covers it, as if … Continue reading

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