Daily Archives: January 6, 2021

Documentary Review — The whimsical, dark life and art of “M.C. Escher: Journey Into Infinity”

The camera tracks down what is unmistakably a young woman’s naked back as the voice of Stephen Fry, throwing himself into an amusing dudgeon, reads from the letters of the puzzle print-maker M.C. Escher, griping about “the hippies in San … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Cicada Song,” a mystery half-unraveling now on Amazon

“Cicada Song” is a sometimes compelling mystery-thriller set in America’s heartland, a missing persons story set in remote, rural Missouri. The feature debut of writer-director Michael Starr has many of the requisite ingredients of a solid indie outing — a … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Craig Fairbrass machos up “London Heist (aka ‘Gunned Down’)”

As I’ve said before, that Craig Fairbrass is a proper British villain. A hulking, brutish mug, everything about him says Man of Action/Bloke-who-doesn’t-muck-about. He makes solid British B-movies — thrillers with a caper, cash, some cars, some cuts and gunplay, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Hathaway and Ejiofor, with a side of Sir Ben — a heist while we’re “Locked Down”

Jan 14 on HBO Max.

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Documentary Review: “Beautiful Darling” takes us on Candy’s “Walk on the Wild Side”

Here’s how a New York Times critic made mention of actress and transgender icon Candy Darling‘s first appearance in a reviewable play, “Glamour, Glory and Gold” on a New York stage. “Hers was the first female impersonation of a female … Continue reading

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