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Daily Archives: April 26, 2021
Suki Waterhouse stars in this May 21 release. Creepy enough for you?
Under 10 million watched the Oscars, under 9 watched the Grammys, under 7 watched the Golden Globes. It’s like people woke up and decided awards shows are a bore. Or…nobody wants to see this Zoom version of the circle jerk … Continue reading
Let others dismiss stories of addiction and the awful ordeal of attempted recovery as a genre where over-familiarity has bred contempt. As long as America’s endless opioid epidemic goes on and as long as there are actors willing to “dress … Continue reading
This July release from Searchlight and Hulu is the Questlove-produced edit of footage gathered at the “Soul Woodstock,” the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Sly and Nina Simone, Gil Scott-Heron and the Staples, B.B. King and Moms Mabley — an epic … Continue reading
We all take our favorites into Oscar night, all have hopes that “THIS” will be the year that the Academy Awards become a true meritocracy, that the worthiest will win in every category. I have lost interest in watching the … Continue reading
French critics had to invent the auteur theory, a way of re-examining filmmaking artists who “pounded the same nail, over and over again” revealing themes, tropes and concepts that their cinema could reliably be counted on to deliver, for the … Continue reading
This Dec. 10 awards-bait, blockbuster-in-the-making features Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, and bless Spielberg’s film buff heart, EGOT triple threat Rita Moreno from the Robert Wise version of the film from the ’60s. Looks promising, but remaking a classic is always … Continue reading