Daily Archives: February 12, 2022

Netflixable? Can lightning strike twice for “Tall Girl 2?”

Well, at least they kept “the cute.” Some of it, anyway. The sequel to the glib and engaging “Tall Girl,” telling of the trials and tribulations of a towering beauty at her Louisiana high school settled on a theme — … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: “Marry Me” tries a trial separation, “Death” barely floats

It’s not Valentine’s Day yet, but the big room com released this weekend — almost all ROM and no com — is already being called a flop. “Marry Me” is sweet and it plays, but it didn’t manage much on … Continue reading

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“One Love?” Paramount may have found its Bob Marley for a Bio pic — Kingsley Ben-Adir

Recognize him? “High Fidelity” and “Peaky Blinders,” and he was Obama in “The Comey Rule” on TV. He was Malcolm X in “One Night in Miami.” Can he sing? Play guitar? Look great in dreads? Deadline.com broke the story, which … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Surviving Stalin’s Purges from “Within the Whirlwind” (2009)

A phrase that become a Twitter trend during the Trump Era pops to mind when watching “Within the Whirlwind” and recalling what the Russians under Stalin did to their own people to placate the paranoia of a megalomaniac. “The cruelty’s … Continue reading

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