Daily Archives: March 21, 2022

Classic Film Review: Ang Lee’s debut, the charming “Pushing Hands” (1991) is restored

The great Taiwanese-American Ang Lee made a most auspicious if little-seen feature directing debut with “Pushing Hands,” a sentimental dramedy about an old tai chi master whose move to New York goes anything but smoothly. After a decade of making … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Gorgeous singles look for love in the stunning scenery of Peru, “Without Saying Goodbye”

The set-up for this “Around the World with Netflix” presentation is every bit as simple as that headline. A gorgeous workaholic Spanish architect (Maxi Iglesias) is sent to Cuzco, Peru, to pick a spot, secure property and build a “seven … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Down and out, dreaming of a life “Topside”

Think of “Topside” as a subterranean “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” A child, growing up isolated, knowing only her immediate surroundings and her sometimes-absent parent, lets us see this “mole people” existence through her wide, unblinking eyes. Co-writers/directors Celine Held … Continue reading

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