Daily Archives: September 23, 2021

Netflixable? “Confessions of an Invisible Girl” include Brazilians and waxing

In teen rom-coms, the “ugly duckling” is never, ever ugly. The “unpopular” kid is never repellent. And Mr. Right is always right under your nose. All you have to do is wax off the mustache to see him. “Confessions of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Backstabbing Ballerinas are more fun than “Birds of Paradise”

“Birds of Paradise” is a dance film that begins with a jete and rises into an arabesque before collapsing in a heap, a parade of ballet drama cliches that winds up stuck at the barre. The set up — ballerinas … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Men — and Woman — Who Made Tony, “The Many Saints of Newark”

“The Many Saints of Newark” could be the pilot to a new Sopranos TV series. It’s built that way, back-engineering stories, giving us the pre-mob don Tony Soprano and the family that made him a made man. It has a … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Will football fans show up to see the Kurt Warner story,”American Underdog?”

Everybody loves an underdog. Except, well, Yankees fans, Cowboys fans, Alabama and Clemson fans, Dookies. This Christmas, a pretty good cast that includes Oscar winner Anna Paquin and Dennis Quaid, with Zachary Levi in the title role, will bring “American … Continue reading

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