Daily Archives: March 15, 2021

Movie Review: Biggie and Tupac and the LAPD collide in a “City of Lies”

Ready to head down the rabbit hole of the unsolved murders of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur? Well, so am I. Let the author of a book that investigated the crime,”LAbyrinth,” and the director of “The Lincoln Lawyer” take us … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: “Tina” Turner shows us how she did it

March 27 this doc comes out. HBO is showing this, and while they’re usually good at promoting/pitching their docs to critics, I haven’t heard a peep out of them about this one. Figures. The one EVERYbody is anxious to see, … Continue reading

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Oscars in an Asterisk year — the Nominations

So much for “Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm,” right? Well, a screenplay (!?) nomination and best supporting actress nod will do. The screenplay nomination was for a LOT of writers, which helps explain it. And Sacha Baron Cohen was nominated as an … Continue reading

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Movie Review — “SAS: Red Notice,” as bad as action films get

It begins with mercenaries massacring a village in the Republic of Georgia, because they won’t accept a gas pipeline scheduled to pass through it. It prematurely climaxes with an attack on a Eurostar Chunnel train, passengers popped without pity by … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Happily” married, until a stranger calls

“Happily” is a dark fantasy parable about marriage with a good cast, a little edge but not nearly enough wit or clever twists to come off. It’s about that “perfect” couple that drives all their friends nuts and the idea … Continue reading

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