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Daily Archives: December 11, 2020
Netflixable? In the ’60s, if you wanted to be TRULY free you’d start your own country — “Rose Island”
“Rose Island” is a lightly amusing if somewhat labored Italian account of one of the oddest offshoots of 1960s explorations of the limits of “freedom.” “Micronations” they’re called, and a few bold experiments of this sort — creating your own … Continue reading
“The Last Blockbuster” is a nostalgic documentary about how we used to find movies to watch in the Olden Days. We’d make our way down to the corner video store, browse the aisles and perhaps stumble across a buried treasure … Continue reading
“News of the World” is a stately, almost old-fashioned Western saga about a widowed Civil War veteran trying to do right by one orphaned girl in 1870 Texas. There are hints of “The Searchers” in this quest to take a … Continue reading
Why? Because it’s an IFC Midnight release. And they don’t let anything out on that nameplate that doesn’t have something on the “creepy” to “scared the bejeezus outta me” scale.
Let the healing begin! A divisive election, culture wars that separated a country into midwestern and southern cultists flirting with fascism, and everybody else led by “Broadway liberals,” and here’s a show aimed at putting a little tickle in the … Continue reading
They don’t need an “experiment” to confirm what anybody of drinking age learns all too quickly — there’s “tipsy” and fun, “cute” drunk, “sloppy” (sentimental) inebriated and “mean” drunk. They can see it in their students, teenagers who cut loose … Continue reading
The novelty here, aside from the Louis Prima tune on the trailer, is that Bob punched back this time. Feb 26.
Movie Preview: “The Right One” is a romantic contender for Valentine’s Day — Nick Thune, Cleopatra Coleman
This has possibilities. A mercurial dude, a rising star in publishing.Feb. 5