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Daily Archives: December 21, 2021
Next screening? Denzel and Frances, Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play” on the big screen in Orson Wellesian Black and White
This may be the last thing I see in a theater this year. It’s not just that I’ve gotten around to everything and I do mean EVERYthing else. There is a title missing here and there I wouldn’t mind reviewing. … Continue reading
You can have your zombie pictures — real zombies or Rob Zombie splatterfests. Spare me your “Saw” sequels and “Halloween” abattoirs. Entirely too neat and “pat” for my tastes. For film violence to mean anything, it’s got to be personal, … Continue reading
It returns to life as a lark, a self-aware send-up of “The Matrix” as the pop culture-devouring entity it once was. “The Matrix Resurrections” opens at a video gameworks where employees, led by a master designer, are “going to make … Continue reading
Every movie is engineered to reach a specific audience, and most of them can’t help but give away that intention. It can be as obvious as the pandering inclusion of this or that extraneous character or Big Supporting Character moment … Continue reading
One has to curate indie and international DVD titles one donates to libraries all over the rural or semi urban Southeast. One must, given the wide range of content pitched and sent one’s way in hard copy form. Which Spanish … Continue reading
It’s no coincidence that there have now been two sentimental, plucky-outsider-makes-good pro football stories committed to film built around the coaching of Dick Vermeil. At Philadelphia and later with the St. Louis Rams, Vermeil perfected that heart-on-your-sleeve, “team/players that nobody … Continue reading