Daily Archives: July 29, 2022

Movie Review: Coming of Age Black and female in 1990s Brooklyn — “Alma’s Rainbow”

A simple coming-of-age tale built on the novelty that this story is about a teenage Black fly girl in Brooklyn, 1994’s “Alma’s Rainbow” earns a 4K restoration and re-release Writer-director Ayoka Chenzira launched her career with this debut feature. Almost … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A rabbi hunts for donors abroad — “Shalom Taiwan”

“Slight” can be a great virtue in an intimate indie film, especially when it’s paired with “twee.” That’s the potential we’re looking for when we sit down to “Shalom Taiwan,” an Argentinian comedy/travelogue about a Buenos Aires rabbi who goes … Continue reading

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Netflixable? The Further Murder Investigations of “Pipa” detour into “Recurrence”

A little shouting at the screen when watching a movie can be a good thing — liberating, underscoring hw involved you’ve gotten in the story. And then there’s the shouting one must simply must do at “Pipa,” retitled “Recurrence” for … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Korean Passengers and Crew face Terror at 30,000 feet — “Emergency Declaration”

There’s no sense sugar-coating this or beating around the bush. The Korean in-flight thriller “Emergency Declaration” laughably steals a lot of over-the-top plot points from “Airplane!” and the trouble-mid-flight thriller that “Airplane!” set out to spoof, 1957’s “Zero Hour!” There … Continue reading

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“Classic” Film Review: Charles Bronson’s kinkiest — and he knew it — “Lola,” aka “London Affair” or “Twinky” (1970)

It’s ever-so-hard to type when one is clutching one’s pearls over the shock, the pervy NERVE of it all! A 38 year-old American novelist living in London has an affair with a 15-16 year-old mini-skirted Mod, and marries her rather … Continue reading

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