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Nov 9, 2022

Celebrate Noirvember With Criterion’s 2022 Fox Noir Lineup

The film production company now called 20th Century Studios, previously known as 21st Century Fox, and before that as 20th Century Fox, had a...
Blonde
Sep 28, 2022

Marilyn Monroe Biopic ‘Blonde’ Doesn’t Glamorize Her Dark Career

Let’s be frank. Do we really need another retelling of the Marilyn Monroe story? Really, is there anyone even remotely interested in learning the details...
Rondo and Bob
Jun 29, 2022

Summer Anti-Blockbusters

The two-year-long pandemic drought of new movies has blossomed into a bumper crop of indies in all flavors, shapes and sizes.  Genre is king once...
Elvis
Jun 22, 2022

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Leaves Us All Shook Up

The summer’s most anticipated “delayed by COVID” movie has arrived. Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis is big, glossy, rollicking, intermittently entertaining and easy to figure out.  Elvis...
Wobblies
Jun 1, 2022

The Re-release of Kino Lorber’s The Wobblies

A few short notes on Kino Lorber’s re-release of the angry, exhilarating 1979 documentary The Wobblies, the story of the Industrial Workers of the...
Happening
May 11, 2022

Audrey Diwan’s Happening Is a Timely Film

Talk about the right movie in the right place at the right time. Filmmaker Audrey Diwan’s abortion drama Happening (L’événement) arrives in stateside theaters...
When We Were Bullies on HBO
Mar 30, 2022

Jay Rosenblatt’s When We Were Bullies

There are documentarians, and then there is Jay Rosenblatt.  Other doc-makers tend to migrate from the general to the specific in their work, moving from...
Mar 16, 2022

Mark Rylance in The Outfit

The Outfit is an odd little crime drama that gets raised up a notch by the performance of Mark Rylance, an actor who specializes...
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