Daily Archives: August 27, 2021

Documentary Review: Netflix doc names the villains who took the “Joy” out of “Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed”

He died in 1995, but there’s plenty of evidence that PBS painting show star Bob Ross is as popular as ever. For starters, the reruns of the 30 series of “Joy of Painting” that he did for the network are … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Western with Tim Blake Nelson — “Old Henry”

This one opens in Italy before it hits North America on Oct.1. Tim Blake Nelson in the title role? I’m there.

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Movie Review: The Revolution will be live streamed, and interrupted while I work out some “issues” — “HipBeat”

“HipBeat” opens with docudrama scenes of European protest and solemn voice-over narration. “No one is free if others are oppressed,” the aptly-named “Angy” (short for Angus) intones. We’re “being lied to…capitalism ruined democracy…These police, they’re only here to protect capitalism.” … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Bunuel’s “Adventures of Robinson Crusoe”(1954)

I’ve seen and reviewed a few Robinson Crusoes over the years. Aidan Quinn was in a good one, Pierce Brosnan did another. “The Wild Life” was a cartoon version that came out in 2016. Georges Melies made it one of … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Reporter experiences a Mexican witch’s exorcism — “The Old Ways”

“The Old Ways” is an intriguing Mexican twist on the exorcism thriller. It imagines a demonic possession diagnosed and treated in “the old ways” in a remote corner of the culture that’s more tribal than Spanish, more pagan than Catholic. … Continue reading

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