Daily Archives: July 15, 2021

Movie Review: Isabelle Huppert is cute, cunning and comical as “Mama Weed (“La Daronne)”

Isabelle Huppert, lost in character, sits at a traffic light and giddily sings along with the radio, earning giggles from the biker who pulls up next to her. Patience is her name, and she’s having a good day. Or maybe … Continue reading

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Series Review: Musicals get a mild mocking in Apple’s “Schmigadoon!”

Let’s assume everybody who’ll stream this — or read a review of it — isn’t a card-carrying musical theater hater. None of that tired “People break into song, that doesn’t happen in ‘real life’” argument that Jerry Seinfeld wore out … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Tel Aviv at its most casual — “Sublet”

“Sublet” is an American in Tel Aviv story, a laid-back travelogue about a travel writer who visits the city for a “five days in” article, and gets more than he bargained — or embracing the local custom — haggled for. … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: “The Jesus Music” talks to pioneers in Christian pop, rock and rap

This Oct. 1 release looks like a sort of history lesson in Christian popular music. Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith et al, lots of veterans of the scene speak out here. Interesting timing, considering the way polling and demographic trends … Continue reading

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