Daily Archives: February 22, 2021

Kate Winslet’s new HBO Series — “Mare of Easttown” — a first look

A local heroine, high school hoops star back in the down, is now a police detective in this seven episode series. Jean Smart plays her mom. A murder mystery, something new from Kate? Count me present. April 18.

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Movie Preview: Beware the suggestions of…”The STYLIST!”

March 1, watch that broad with the scissors, the one they call “The Stylist.” Sure, we couldn’t get our hair done at all for months and months. And now that we can visit a salon (in most places) THIS cautionary … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Can a Pandemic Zoom thriller work? “Safer at Home”

Making art — or at least a genre thriller — during the COVID lockdown is a daunting task, so hats off to the filmmakers of “Safer at Home.” It’s more impressive as an exercise than thrilling, with a no-name cast … Continue reading

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Netflixable? The brutality of Apartheid, the ongoing global horror of the death penalty — “Shepherds and Butchers”

Race and racism aren’t at the heart of the South African Apartheid-era legal drama “Shepherds and Butchers.” That’s almost certainly a flaw in the film, as the black victims of its central crime are not the focus, merely background for … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Fonda, Sutherland & Co. star in a little-seen anti-Vietnam War tour — “F.T.A.”

In 1971, the stars of the new thriller “Klute,” Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, took off on a tour of U.S. military bases. When they embarked for the bases of the Pacific Rim — Hawaii and the Philippines, Japan and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The World to Come” when forbidden love isn’t forbidden

Let us go back to the days when homosexuality was “the love that dare not speak its name,” when women discovered, with no help from science or literature of public figures as examples, their same sex attraction for other women. … Continue reading

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