Daily Archives: May 15, 2021

A movie-lovers’ pilgrimage — visiting the real “Matewan”

The best film indie icon John Sayles ever made (sorry “Lone Star,” “Secaucus Seven,” “Lianna” fans) was a brilliant period piece about a miner’s strike answered with corporate and state violence — 1987’s “Matewan.” It is a classic on every … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Romanians run after riches via “Two Lottery Tickets (Două lozuri)”

The “lost lottery ticket” comedy has a rich (ahem) history in the cinema. Ask anyone of a film they recall revolving around a lost, stolen or “gave the winner a heart attack” (“Waking Ned Devine”) lotto and you might get … Continue reading

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