Daily Archives: August 9, 2021

Movie Review: City kid has a “Buckley’s Chance” of making a Dingo his pet in this Outback drama

A piece of Aussie lore that evolved into slang becomes the title of “Buckley’s Chance,” a lad-lost-in-the-Outback drama that takes a bloody long time to get that lad lost in the Outback. It’s about Ridley (Milan Burch), a New York … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hong Kong cop Donnie Yen plunges into the “Raging Fire”

“Raging Fire” is a Hong Kong cops go rogue thriller, par for the formula course for writer-director Benny Chan, whose resume is filled with its close kin — “New Police Story,” “Heroic Duo,” “Gen-X Cops” and “Gen-Y Cops.” But it … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Uncovering “The Meaning of Hitler,” then and now

In this age of Charlottesvilles, here and abroad, of “Jo Jo Rabbit,” “The Hitler Channel” and Trumpism, the world is “beyond the point where people have lost the meaning of (Adolf) Hitler,” one of the chorus of experts in the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Crowd-pleasing “Respect” demands that you sing along

We all knew Aretha Franklin’s story would make an entertaining bio-musical, and “Respect” doesn’t disappoint. It’s as uplifting and ready-made for sing-alongs as any recent bio-pic, mostly because it’s just like them. Tracey Scott Wilson (“Fosse/Verdon” ) is the credited … Continue reading

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