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Daily Archives: April 1, 2021
Documentary Preview: Film fans/Welles Fans, Don’t miss “The Blinding of Isaac Woodard” on “American Experience” on PBS
I caught the second half of this Monday night and realized that is missed the best part, so I tracked it down on PBS.org. I recommend you do the same. It’s about an awful crime and an American tragedy, a … Continue reading
“Pagglait” is a somewhat cheerful Indian dramedy about female empowerment set against the backdrop of a traditional Hindu funeral. With its many characters, intrigues and generous servings of rituals and traditions, it could have been a “Monsoon Wedding” for funerals, … Continue reading
That big opening would be impressive even without the pandemic depressing turnout. By Friday, “Kongzilla” will be on hundreds more screens and ready to accept big Easter weekend crowds. Still limited capacity, still wear your mask inside. But this is … Continue reading
Producer Sam Raimi helped lure some big names to “The Unholy,” a Catholic “Our Lady’s no ‘lady’” thriller timed to hit theaters for Easter. Biggest and best of all is the lead, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, cast as a cinematic cliche … Continue reading
Inspired by a “true story” documented on twitter (ahem), this has a “Spring Break” vibe — sexual and dangerous and dirty. “Hoeism” is the word they’re using to market it. Coming this summer.
Hey, they’re marketing this as a “Good Friday” horror release set to dominate Easter Weekend. Well, everybody who doesn’t go to “Kongzilla” will want to see this, right? So yeah, I get to use “Maundy” for maybe the first time … Continue reading
“Entre Nos” presents a fairly conventional view of the American immigrant experience. But the intimacy in its portrayal of co-writer and star Paola Mendoza’s bitter arrival in New York is striking, as is the poignancy in her portrayal of her … Continue reading