Daily Archives: June 8, 2021

Netflixable? Filipino Woman fights back when she becomes “The Girl with a Gun (Babae at Baril)”

Netflix is calling the film “The Girl and the Gun.” But the Filipino title is “Babae at Baril,” which my translator says is “Women and Guns.” Either way, you get the idea. Writer-director Rae Red (“Neomanila” was hers) sets us … Continue reading

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Documentary Review — A grand conversation continues after death, “Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation”

It isn’t the exact quote that gave birth to the old Wilma Askinas aphorism, but I’ve always remembered it as “A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the show.” Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams were contemporaries … Continue reading

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Series Review: What mischief might “Loki” get up to in his own show?

Just as high-concept as “WandaVision” and funnier, even without the sitcom-centric premise, “Loki” takes our favorite Marvel mischief maker and puts him on trial for his crimes against time. And timelines. It gives him the chance to make good on … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Rom-com” with a “time travel” bit — “Long Story Short,” with Rafe Spall and Zahra Newman

Spall’s a guy who “waits” for this and that and Ms. Right and who gets a dose what he might be missing out on, losing a whole year at a time, in this July 2 romance.

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Movie Review: Womanizing Aussie Footballer is chasing women, chasing a dream and “Chasing Comets”

“Chasing Comets” is a damp dishrag of a “footy” comedy from Down Under. It’s about a coulda-woulda womanizing player for the Comets of Wagga Wagga, a small town “so nice they named it twice.” And that’s about as funny as … Continue reading

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Documentary Review — “Salvador Dali: In Search of Immortality,” three hours earn an “incomplete”

 The endlessly fascinating figure of artist, provocateur and artistic bon vivant Salvador Dalí has been dissected on film before, but rarely with the detail that “Salvador Dalí : In Search of Immortality” does. It’s a psychological biography, emphasizing the childhood … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: An All Star heist picture — “No Sudden Move”

Don Cheadle and Matt Damon, Benecio del Toro, Ray Liotta and Jon Hamm and Brendan Fraser are among the “Usual Suspects” of this Steven Soderbergh, HBO Max July 1 release.

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