Daily Archives: March 14, 2021

Netflixable? An over-the-top Turkish “Oliver Twist,” “Paper Lives”

All over Istanbul, entrepreneurial scavengers pull junk carts, filling the canvas bags on those carts with recyclable cans, liquor bottles and especially cardboard. A lot of them are orphans, the street children of the city who grew up on this … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Olympia” celebrates a legend

I’ve interviewed Olympia Dukakis a few times over the years, but let me tell you about catching the Oscar winner, stage legend and TV acting icon on a bad day. She was just recovering from an injury, but had gamely … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “No no NO!” parents give the kids a “Yes Day”

The best moments in the Netflix comedy “Yes Day” don’t involve slapstick — although there’s some of that. They don’t come from the list of scenes that include the big water balloon fight, driving through the car wash with the … Continue reading

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