Category Archives: Movies

‘Red Sparrow’ Not Your Typical Spy Film and That’s a Very Good Thing

First off, Jennifer Lawrence is absolutely mesmerizing in this film. She plays Dominika Egorova a prima ballerina with the Bolshoi Ballet who is forced to turn spy when an on-stage ‘collision’ ends her career. ‘Red Sparrow,’ which is tightly directed … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘The Cured’ Presents a New Zombie Twist

“The Cured,” in theaters and on demand Feb. 23, 2018, is a smart, new Irish zombie film from director David Freyne. It makes me think that the UK really knows how to do zombism-as-infectious-disease. (See the excellent “28 Days Later” and … Continue reading

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‘Black Panther’ Is In One Word A Masterpiece

‘Black Panther’ written by Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler (who also brilliantly directed the film based on Stan Lee’s and Jack Kirby’s Marvel comics character of the same name) is absolutely hands down one of the best and most … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (24 Hour Vampire Mission Edition)

“subUrbia” (1996, Warner Archives Collection) Richard Linklater and Eric Bogosian transpose the setting of Bogosian’s play from a convenience store parking lot in Massachusetts to one in Texas, but retain its core premise, with a cross-section of disaffected high school … Continue reading

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters  “Live At David Lynch’s Festival Of Disruption”

I’m going to start this review off by dispensing with the large, white elephant in the room: Led Zeppelin. I don’t want to start a review of anything Robert Plant does by even mentioning the band; I don’t really even … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What You Could Be Watching This Weekend (Doctors, Cowboys and Presidents Edition)

“Last Flag Flying” (2017, Lionsgate) Vietnam vet Steve Carell seeks out two fellow Marines – hard-living bar owner Bryan Cranston and one-time hellraiser Laurence Fishburne, now a pastor – to assist him in traveling to Washington, D.C., where he will … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange – “J.D.’s Revenge”

Hard-working law student Glynn Turman is chosen to be a subject in a hypnotist act, and to the dismay of his wife (Joan Pringle) and friends, discovers that the experience has allowed the spirit of J.D. Walker (David McKnight), a … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Ticket to Write: The Golden Age of Rock Music Journalism

Every once in a while a rock-doc comes along that seemingly speaks directly to you, and that means that if it seems to speak to me, and you’re a regular reader of what I write, it’s going to be of interest … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: 2018 House Cleaning Part 2 (Actors of a Certain Age Edition)

Here’s a quintet of (relatively) new Blu-rays from Kino Lorber, all starring leading men who, despite being past their prime by Hollywood standards, could still carry a picture through talent, screen presence or an abundance of good will generated by … Continue reading

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LA 92: A Transformative Documentary about the 1992 LA Riots

The synopsis of “LA 92” references the Rodney King verdict that sparked the 1992 riots, the protests, violence, lootings, and arson that followed. It continues, “Twenty-five years later, the documentary “LA 92,” from directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin explores … Continue reading

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