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Monthly Archives: September 2021
Movie Preview: Coming of age during the Streisand/Jon Peters era — Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza”
I am reading that right,. Child actor studying to be a director falls in love, crosses paths with Bradley Cooper who appears to be then-Streisand squueze, hairdresser/producer Jon Peters? Quite the cast. Nov 26.
The voice is fractured, fragile and intimate — “plaintive, earthy and insinuating” an early Village Voice critic called it. Bob Dylan got even closer to the mark by stating the obvious about Karen Dalton and who she was plainly imitating … Continue reading
Joachin Trier’s dramedy is about a young woman’s confused, indecision love life and how she mismanages it and her planned over four years. Will she get it together, or will she be shamed by the label that is this Norwegian … Continue reading
A murderous cult, demons, Massachusetts snow? This Vertical release comes our way Oct. 8.
A Cornelia Funke (“Inkheart”) novel allowed a German/Dutch animation operation and Netflix to elbow their way into “lads who ride dragons” stories with “Firedrake the Silver Dragon,” a movie that goofs on “How to Train Your Dragon” and makes itself … Continue reading
Fantasy with a Gaiman edge, delivered in an 11 episode series. Looks glossy and smart, worth a peek
The early sequences of “The Jesus Music,” a history of CCM — “contemporary Christian music” — depict the social ferment that “the movement” was born in — the late 1960s. And the interview subjects popping up on screen and the … Continue reading
The dire Box Office warnings about “Dear Evan Hansen” came true as it came in UNDER the low end of projections -$7.5 million — on its opening weekend. Worst wide opening musical since “Cats,” weaker even than “In the Heights,” … Continue reading
This one looks out there. Udo Kier and Dermot Mulroney are the most recognized faces in the cast of “The Blazing World.”
A 60 year-old accountant from New York (state) wants to be a pop star, some sort of conceptual/multi-media pop performer of the Michael Jackson/Grace Jones/Talking Heads in “Stop Making Sense” mold. So he blows a wad of cash on a … Continue reading