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Daily Archives: April 12, 2021
This one comes our way April 30.
Remember this one? I reviewed it when it got a little taste of theatrical release a ways back. May 20, if you missed it, “PG: Psycho Goreman” comes to Shudder, in all its kid sass no budget glory.
Classic Documentary Review: A music pioneer’s finest hour — Gil Scott-Heron’s “Black Wax,” now streaming
Poet, political activist, proto-rapper, stand-up, singer, musician and the original “bluesologist,” Gil-Scott Heron can be viewed in all his glory, an experimenter at his personal peak in 1983’s performance documentary/history lesson and travelogue, “Black Wax.” Almost 40 years later, and … Continue reading
It’s not often that a mere limited series can be said to “take the piss out” of an entire culture where that expression is common. That’s kind of the goal in “Frank of Ireland,” a six-short-episode series hitting Amazon this … Continue reading
Ready or not, pandemic-pounded movie year or not, here come the 93rd annual Academy Awards, Hollywood’s grasp at trying to return to something like “normal,” and hopefully with enough of a TV audience tuning in to make it worth their … Continue reading
Documentary Review — “Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts” remembers an ex-slave turned “primitive” art icon
A life of toiling the land and hard drinking put the old man on a box in front of a pool hall in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1930s. He’d use pencils and children’s “poster paint” to create art out of … Continue reading
Allow yourself a little cringe time in the opening act of “Jakob’s Wife,” a horror tale shot and set in quaint Canton, Mississippi. Pay no heed to the fact that every “teen” you meet is up for the “thirtysomething” reboot. … Continue reading
Dry, deadpan and sober. Not easy to watch, in other words. But on the money and on message. Gervais and Waititi are the two main voices you hear.