Daily Archives: February 19, 2021

Movie Review: Boxing in Japan before the cherry blossoms are “In Full Bloom”

One hundred and twenty-seven years of boxing pictures, and a little indie film comes along and shows us the ring in ways we haven’t seen before. “In Full Bloom” is a patient, simple post-war parable of fighters — cultures in … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Armenian-American rocker speaks “Truth to Power”

Serj Tankian is one of those rock stars who has decided to use his fame and his voice to speak out on political issues he finds important. The lead singer for the LA metal band System of a Down is … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Flawed Lady, Flawed Bio-pic, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

A compelling lead who looks a little like Lady Day and sounds a lot like her, even when she sings, and a story with all the pathos built into it makes for a generally compelling screen biography of jazz icon … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Manic “Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman” — drug-fueled French foolishness

What fresh MERDE is this? A manic, gasping coke-fueled farce, “The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman” is the French anti-stoner comedy. As in, Cheech & Chong and Harold & Kumar never ever got this worked up. Raging, guffawing, punching and … Continue reading

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