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Daily Archives: December 16, 2020
“Funny Boy” tells a compelling “growing up gay” story in a country few of us know about, set against the turmoil of Sri Lanka’s bitter, decades-long civil war. In adapting a novel by Shyam Selvadurai, director Deepa Mehta (“Water”) has … Continue reading
Simon West (“Tomb Raider”) was behind the camera for this “Ring of Fire” story, a Jan. 12 release.
A young man visits a sick friend at home in his big, nearly empty family estate where the friend’s supposedly sick but reclusive sister also dwells. They are the last in their line, isolated, with no prospects for or interest … Continue reading
A more enlightened cinema started producing a lot more sexual-flowering/coming-of-age rom-coms from a female point of view a few years ago. And to prove “how far we’ve come” from “The To-Do List,” we now have “Banging Lanie.” The title’s far … Continue reading
The organizing principle of “Vinyl Generation,” a 2016 documentary about music and culture in Czechoslovakia during its Iron Curtain years, and just after it, is that the rebellious act of buying and listening to Western rock music on vinyl LPs … Continue reading