Tag: film

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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Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (2022)

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Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (2022)

Nobody two people ever really see the same movie, despite looking at exactly the same images.  It is the fascinating mystery of the cinema’s effect on the human brain.  Our noggins are so wired into expectation but never-the-less we are all separated by experience.  We see what we want to see, and no one ever […]

| December 7, 2022
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Bones and All (2022)

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Bones and All (2022)

Seven minutes into Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of Bones and All, there’s a violent assault to which may scare most people.  A teenager sneaks out to a slumber party and, while playing on the floor with another girl, bites the skin off of her index finger.  There is screaming, blood, chaos and afterwards she and her father […]

| December 6, 2022
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Black Adam (2022)

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Black Adam (2022)

Black Adam is a bit much, even as far as these brobdinagian CG-heavy superhero movies go.  With only fleeting bits of charm from star Dwayne Johnson, this is yet another over-produced bulk that reaffirms the timidity of current studio-driven product.  It’s expensive, with lots of light and color and sound, but at its center it […]

| October 19, 2022
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Eiffel (2022)

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Eiffel (2022)

I doubt whether there is one single monument that can represent the culture of one city as The Eiffel Tower.  It is as much a part of the city of Paris as baguettes, bicycles and bal musette music.  It is even integral to one of the famous of movie clichés, that it can be seen […]

| June 6, 2022
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