Tag: cinema

Late Night With the Devil

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Late Night With the Devil

Late Night With the Devil is as fascinating as it is frustrating.  It’s the same problem that I had with GHOSTBUSTERS FROZEN EMPIRE but, even at its flaws, I liked this one a lot better because even with its flaws, it is wildly entertaining and features a star-making performance by David Dastmalchian. Framed as a […]

| March 23, 2024
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They Shot the Piano Player [Video Review]

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They Shot the Piano Player [Video Review]

| March 2, 2024
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They Shot the Piano Player (2024)

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They Shot the Piano Player (2024)

Spanish director Fernando Truaba is one of those filmmakers whose filmography would be the envy of any amount of unsuccessful but still aspiring young directors struggling to make a name for themselves.  His best-known work is 1992’s BELLE EPOQUE which brought him the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film.  I admire that film a great deal, […]

| March 1, 2024
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God + Country (2024)

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God + Country (2024)

I have been very quick to knock any film for having a preaching-to-the-choir narrative, whether it is on the right or the left.  It’s hard to both-sides an issue anymore and keep the public’s attention.  Everyone, it seems, wants to hear what they want to hear. The struggle comes in making that narrative at least […]

| February 20, 2024
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Vishniac (video review)

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Vishniac (video review)

| February 2, 2024
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Vishniac (2024)

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Vishniac (2024)

It is a little hard to walk into a documentary about The Holocaust anymore and not wonder what the latest entry is bringing to the conversation.  Holocaust documentaries are a crowded field; essential but crowded.  For me, the most successful are those that don’t cover the same ground.  The focus on the individual is not […]

| January 31, 2024
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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Video Review)

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Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Video Review)

| July 2, 2023
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The 95th Academy Award Nominees: ‘All That Breathes’

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The 95th Academy Award Nominees: ‘All That Breathes’

Nominations:• Best Documentary Feature Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes is a deeply moving and deeply introspective documentary that uses the poetry of observation to convey the information that the natural world is being strangled by the reckless impulses of mankind.  This, of course, is nothing new, but the movie doesn’t shame us.  It doesn’t rub […]

| January 28, 2023
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