Daily Archives: April 8, 2021

Netflixable? Sad, scenic “Keeping the Bees” shows a Turkey we never see in the movies

“Keeping the Bees” is a Turkish drama set in the little-filmed northeastern region of the country, in the southern edges of the Caucasus Mountains. It’s a downbeat parable about a local woman (Meryem Uzerli) who comes home from Germany, where … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: “Waterworld,” that’s right “WATERworld”

Is the world rediscovering a lost masterpiece as it flocks (via Netflix) back to “Waterworld?” Maybe that’s going a bit far, but revisiting this film, which I found fun and often thrilling upon its initial release, is a reminder of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Voyagers” travel to the dark side of humanity

Writer-director Neil Burger (“The Illusionist,” “Divergent”) serves up a great big “Lord of the Flies in Space” sci-fi allegory in “Voyagers,” a bleak thriller about human nature’s toxic side, unleashed on a long space voyage. It’s not terrible, but it’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sam Harris steps out in “Ham: A Musical Memoir”

Hey, you can’t say you weren’t warned. I mean, it’s right there in the title. Broadway star, “Star Search” alumnus and LP-selling machine Sam Harris looked back over his greasepaint spattered life and recognized what anybody who makes it in … Continue reading

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Questions about “Blue Velvet” and Isabella Rossellini’s life and career? Let’s hear’em

One of the featured screenings at this year’s Florida Film Festival is an April 18 showing of the David Lynch classic “Blue Velvet.” Will I see you there, at Maitland’s Enzian theater? Will Isabella see you? Because we’re doing a … Continue reading

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