Daily Archives: May 27, 2022

Movie Review: “Cordelia,” is she mad?

“Cordelia” is about a London actress of that name rehearsing King Lear’s youngest daughter, his favorite, in Shakespeare’s play. There’s something about Cordelia — the actress, not the Bard’s “banished” for most of “King Lear” character — that seems a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Mad, Stop-Motion Animated Vision of a “Mad God”

Oscar-winning effects and stop-motion animation master Phil Tippett helped get “Star Wars” off the ground and won an Oscar for bringing dinosaurs back to life in “Jurassic Park.” But for 30 years, in between “Robocop” sequels and installments in the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Iran’s a living nightmare for “A Man of Integrity”

Reza Akhlaghirad wears a sullen scowl — first scene to last — in Mohammad Rasoulof’s bitter, biting indictment of life in corrupt, theocratic Iran, “A Man of Integrity.” His character, Reza, is tested again and again, a surly and stubborn … Continue reading

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Series Preview: “Willow,” Because Disney is squeezing every last drop out of purchased intellectual property

Impressive looking, beautifully scored and cut in ways that touch the heart…and make you forget the black mark against Ron Howard’s track record that “Willow” once was. Nice to see Warwick Davis get another turn in his only real star … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Remembering when Tiffany Haddish and others were young, funny and homeless in LA — “Comedy Confessions”

We all remember hearing Tiffany Haddish talk about her hard life on her way to the big time. The daughter of a broken home, with an absent Ethiopian Jewish dad and schizophrenic mother, Haddish was homeless for stretches as she … Continue reading

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