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Daily Archives: December 7, 2020
The signs are all there — a lurid underworld filled with over-the-top violent “villains,” thick London accents, bits of rhyming and pithy one-liners flung about by characters named Rawbone, Hard Eight, Tick Tock and “Not Now, Nigel.” That punchdrunk title? … Continue reading
“The Stand-In” has the plot of what could have a Drew Barrymore of twenty years ago. She plays a comic actress, burned out and strung out, over the whole showbiz thing and ready to stop being a celebrity. And she … Continue reading
A modern riff on Jane Austen? Alicia Witt, Shane McRae, Bebe Neuwirth, Li Jun Li, Daniella Pineda and Liza Lapira do a version of my favorite Austen novel, the less-filmed (Ciaran Hinds co-starred in the definitive version), playing up “Persuasion” … Continue reading
Steve McQueen’s landmark “Small Axe” series, about the activist years of greater London’s West Indian diaspora, ends up an upbeat yet dramatically thinner and less satisfying than you’d hope note with “Education.” The finale, set in the early ’70s, when … Continue reading