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Daily Archives: January 29, 2021
Documentary Review: Deconstructing the “old” Disney Way — “The Sweatbox” and the making of “Emperor’s New Groove”
A friend posted a Facebook link to a New York mag Vulture column, “An Oral History of Disney’s ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’” the other day, and that got me feeling nostalgic, remembering when Disney had a Feature Animation Florida division … Continue reading
Movie Preview: “Crisis” — An opioid conspiracy thriller with Michelle Rodriguez, Lily-Rose Depp, Luke Evans, Gary Oldman and…Armie Hammer?
This one has the male stars given second tier status in the ads — which is A) only fair and B) because SOMEbody has been in the news for his alleged cannibalistic tastes of late. And we’re not talking about … Continue reading
Of all the self-inflicted indignities Scottish comic, actor and TV host Craig Ferguson has subjected himself to through his decades in the public eye, none can compare to co-writing, directing and starring in a movie where supporting player Joss Ackland, … Continue reading
The story is as old as the movies — or at least as as old as the John Boorman/Lee Marvin vengeance thriller “Point Blank (1967).” Mob-connected guy is set up and either shot and left for dead, made the fall … Continue reading
The global refugee crisis becomes personal for a solo sailor off the coast of West Africa in “Styx,” a detailed, perfectly realistic minimalist parable from Germany. German character actress Suzanne Wolff (“Three Musketeers,” “Return to Montauk”) makes the most of … Continue reading
Another great one is gone. Good in “Sounder,” legendary in “The Pride of Miss Jane Pittman,” colorful in every character role she ever took. I’m remembering her in “Because of Winn Dixie” right now. Cicely Tyson just released a memoir. … Continue reading