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Daily Archives: December 18, 2020
“Wonder Woman 1984 (WW84)” has the air of a watershed movie moment about it. With Warners and Disney and a pandemic chasing blockbusters out of theaters and onto smaller screens, and even the word “blockbuster” potentially banished from the language, … Continue reading
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” comes to Netflix with all its poetry, theatricality, fire and guts intact. It’s always been a showcase for the right cast, and stage and screen director George C. Wolfe and stars Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman … Continue reading
Oscar winner Hilary Swank adds “femme fatale” to her resume with “Fatale,” a torpid, twisty thriller in the “Fatal Attraction” mold. But watching Swank play sexually aggressive, chemically off and ruthlessly violent can’t help but remind the savvy viewer how … Continue reading
Bingeable? Brit Dramedy “Flack” celebrates and eviscerates the dirty business of image control and publicity
In military terms, “flak” is the product of anti-aircraft artillery, exploding shells hurled skyward, not so much aimed but designed to rattle, disrupt and misdirect enemy aircraft. A “Flack” is the nickname journalists give publicists, professional image managers whose job … Continue reading