Daily Archives: June 5, 2021

Movie Review: “Take Me Somewhere Nice,” but Bosnia?

“Take Me Somewhere Nice” is a deadpan Bosnian/Dutch road dramedy adrift in the aimlessness of youth. So it’s not about the haphazard, clumsy and unhurried physical “journey” that our heroine undertakes. It’s more about a restless age and a rootless … Continue reading

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Netflixable? The “Battle of Britain” through Polish pilots’ eyes — “Mission of Honor”

The Battle of Britain is one of those “finest hour” pieces of British history that almost instantly passed into legend, and has proven irresistible to filmmakers over the decades. When Winston Churchill intoned that “Never in the field of human … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Hoffman’s at his toughest doing “Straight Time” (1978)

Looking back, I think that two movies shaped and/or reinforced my views on “the criminal mind,” the folks who rob, cheat, vandalize and threaten as if they were born to it. “Donnie Brasco” (1998) set in stone my hunch that … Continue reading

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