Daily Archives: February 4, 2021

The Ghost of Chadwick Boseman dominates SAG nominations, “Minari” and “5 Bloods” save Oscar chances

“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

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Movie Review: “PVT CHAT” is exactly what you think it is, only weirder

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

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Golden Globes takes heat for turning a blind eye to an epic year for African American Film and TV

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

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Movie Preview: A Spielberg gets mixed up in horror — “Honeydew”

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

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Movie Review: “Son of the South” tries hard not to whitewash the Civil Rights Movement, and fails

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

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Is Christopher Nolan’s divorce from Warners final?

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

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Documentary Review: “Mayor” finds Irony and Hope in the heart of Occupied Palestine

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

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Apple, NBC, HBO, Hulu and Amazon spend and spend “chasing Netflix

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

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