Daily Archives: August 14, 2021

Netflixable? John David Washington is on the run as “Beckett”

“Beckett” is a piece of pulse-pounding poppycock whipped up as a star vehicle for John David Washington. It’s got enough going for it that I’d like to recommend it. But I have reservations. Boy, do I ever. The title character … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Free Guy” liberated, “Don’t Breathe 2” catches its breath, “Respect” earns it

When you put a fun, well reviewed movie starring a beloved actor into theaters and not on TV, a lot of people will show up. That’s the lesson from this weekend, as “Free Guy,” a comedy, matches what “The Suicide … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: The pop/rock soundtrack of the ’80s recorded “Under the Volcano”

Much of the enduring pop and rock of the 1980s had this shimmering, sunny sheen and rhythmic bounce to it, and that wasn’t just a product of the end of disco and punk as they were absorbed into New Wave … Continue reading

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