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Daily Archives: February 4, 2021
“Minari,” a solid Troubles on the Farm American immigrants saga breathlessly praised in some quarters, got a bit of love from the Screen Actors’ Guild, love denied it by the Golden Globes nomination announcement. So it’s back on the Oscar … Continue reading
True confession here. When pressed for time, the only criteria I use to decide whether to review something pitched to me is that it comes from a distributor (and/or publicist) I know, and that the title is listed on Rotten … Continue reading
Reading Twitter’s reaction to the Golden Globe nominations announced yesterday, a few takes stood out — things beyond the usual “What do those foreign-accented liquor distributors and diner-owners know about good film/TV?” criticism. “I May Destroy You” was Twittered up … Continue reading
Sawyer Spielberg co-stars, with Malin Barr, in this mid-March horror tale from Dark Star. Yes, Sawyer is son of Steven and Kate Capshaw, an actor with not a lot of credits…yet. A young couple seeks shelter with the WRONG farmer … Continue reading
It’s nigh on impossible to make a film that tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement through a white character’s eyes any more. We’re a very long way from the days of a “Mississippi Burning” treatment of this subject. … Continue reading
The rift that started when Warner Brothers had to rethink distribution last year, thanks to the pandemic seems terminal, to some. A “divorce” is in the works. Or is it? Christopher Nolan can’t really blame “Tenet” bombing on Warners can … Continue reading
The mayor walks the few blocks from his home to work, stopped several times along the way by constituents at the start of his day. “What can I do for you?” he asks, pressing the flesh and reinforcing what Tip … Continue reading
Every now and then, a series or movie breaks through on one of the non Netflix streamers and we remember, “Oh yeah, we have that choice, too.” Last weekend it was a Justin Timber drama, “Palmer” that pointed the spotlight … Continue reading