Daily Archives: July 4, 2022

Documentary Preview: A true tale of deception “acted” by Alan Cumming — “My Old School”

A whodunit with a why he dunit rationale and a big con. Trickery in the “F for Fake” tradition? This looks great.

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Movie Preview: Winona Ryder, “Gone in the Night”

I excepted more of a “Stranger Things” bounce for Winona Ryder. But she’s working, and this creeper in a cabin in the woods is in the can and on the release slate — July 15. Dermot Mulroney is also in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: An arch African melodrama set in African American “Hyde Park”

“Hyde Park” is a romantic dramedy with a court case as its backdrop set among affluent African Americans and African immigrants in the Chicago neighborhood that bears the same name as the more famous “Park” in London. Pitched as an … Continue reading

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The real “Elvis,” the real “Comeback Special”

One of the better sequences in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” is recreating that sacred piece of Elvis lore, “Singer Presents…Elvis,” the Xmas season TV show labeled “The ’68 Comeback Special.” Luhrmann does spectacle like few filmmakers working today. But you might … Continue reading

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