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Monthly Archives: May 2021
June 18, we find out.
Scholarship, my advisor in graduate school always reminded us, is a wall you build brick by solitary brick. You add your bricks to those assembled before you and hope the subject is important enough that the next scholar to come … Continue reading
Documentary Review: Charting the ebb and flow of US/Cuban relations through “Los Hermanos/The Brothers”
“Los Hermanos” is an engaging musical documentary about two Cuban brothers, star musicians, separated by the 62 year-old embargo the United States has imposed, to no positive effect, on the island nation. Ilmar, the older brother, took up the violin … Continue reading
Dev Patel, Alicoa Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sea Harris and Barry Keoghan star in the retelling of the story of “Sir Gawain and The Green Knight.” Fantastical. July 30.
This one comes out May 18, for those who can’t what to see what “when things get worse” looks like.
Tommy Flanagan and Sean Patrick Flannery star in this latest spin on “the fight game,” which comes out May 21.
This dramedy with magical realism and environmental subtexts opens June 15 and looks like a winner. Not a lot of movies about guys visited by talking sloths in their dreams and taking on a family quest to save sloth habitat … Continue reading
I won’t say I was in a tiny minority of reviewers who praised the charms of “Miss Potter” when it came out in late 2006-early 2007. But I was a bit of an outlier in being swept away by its … Continue reading
Joel Coen’s directing the adaptation A24 will put in theaters and AppleTV will stream, a little Shakespeare coming our way performed by two of the very best American acting has to offer. “I will not be afraid of death and … Continue reading
Omar is a Syrian refugee who maintains a poker face even as he gives us a glimpse of the full emotional range of the “displaced person experience.” He is sad, deflated, guilt-ridden and powerless. Surely “hopeful” figured in there at … Continue reading