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Daily Archives: April 27, 2022
Documentary Review: Musicians perform the Funk in the Big Easy — “Take Me to the River: New Orleans”
Seems like a week doesn’t go by when somebody isn’t serving up a fresh batch of New Orleans music and New Orleans musicians in documentary form. So for everybody who missed the earlier takes, and who can’t wait for the … Continue reading
Jerrod Carmichael — who also directed — and Christopher Abbott have had enough and a suicide pact is their plan B. Can Tiffany Haddish, Henry Winkler or JB Smoove talk them out of it? Do any of them even want … Continue reading
Think of the thriller “Silverton Siege” as a South African “Dog Day Afternoon” — a hostage situation, a bank surrounded and a tense stand-off with potent political implications. Director Mandla Dube and a superb cast deliver a tight and tense … Continue reading
A real-time (ish?) thriller from a GoPro POV, this tale of terror takes us on a night Annie Hardy, the young lady whose streaming gimmick is “bandcar,” will never forget. This Blumhouse release, from the Brit who gave us that … Continue reading
Our big screen tough guys are fading into the shadows, right before our eyes. A generation of them are either hanging it up or descending into C-movies to pad their estates as their years of kicking ass and tearing off … Continue reading
Let’s face it. PBS is never going to produce an “American Masters” documentary on The Grateful Dead. But personal essays like “Box of Rain,” movies about the fan experience, the phenomenon of the “family” — their tribal, migrant fanbase — … Continue reading
Guy Pearce as a Fed. Thursday night as your opening. Love that Liam.