Daily Archives: July 13, 2022

Documentary Review: Courtney Barnett invites us on tour, into her “Anonymous Club”

Australian “slacker rock” star Courtney Barnett and her longtime music video collaborator Danny Cohen team up for a Courtney-and-nothing-but documentary, “Anonymous Club.” It’s not so much an invitation into her world as a peek at it from an almost safe, emotionally-muted distance. She shows … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Ooo-Woo here she comes, she’s a ‘Maneater'”

Great White? Maybe a she, maybe a he. Aug. 26, “Maneater” makes chum out of a lot of young swimmers. Great locations. Australia? Just beautiful. Except for the blood, of course.

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Movie Review: A Marriage takes maybe its final turn, “The Wheel”

At certain points, relationships can develop their own momentum, careening headlong towards affirmation or collapse. And heaven help anybody trying to stall the inevitable, put the brakes on or turn “The Wheel.” Albee and Walker are hurtling towards the abyss … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A “transitioning” rom-com from Billy Porter, “Anything’s Possible”

“He’s only dating you for the ‘WOKE’ points!” Fighting words in this Billy Porter (TV’s “Pose”) art school romance, with one character transitioning. July 22 on Amazon.

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Netflixable? A sober-minded memoir of Israeli Independence — “Image of Victory”

National foundation myths are dearly held, but the more recent the “foundation,” the trickier it is to get a myth out of the cold hard facts. On its surface, “Image of Victory” is a piece of Israeli agitprop, a triumphalist/martyred … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Oscar winner Olivia Colman takes an accidental Irish “Joyride”

You had me at “Irish.” And Olivia Colman. And “Joyriding.” This has some sort of regional distributor for that corner of Europe, no US one listed yet. They don’t even have Euro release dates. But again, Olivia Colman, Oscar winner, … Continue reading

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