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“Escape from New York” is Lovably Corny

April 22, 2020

Despite the depression possible in this dystopian vision of America, in the sight of an unlit skyline, Carpenter’s movie becomes a rebellious middle-finger, an anarchistic-anti-authoritarian punk growl dedicated to those fed-up with a broken world.

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“Mad Max” Holds Up

April 15, 2020

It’s less refined than its successors, but “Mad Max” is still a very enjoyable film.

A new thrilling series is anticipated. (Courtesy of Facebook)

New “Law and Order” Spinoff Raises Questions

April 15, 2020

There are many questions that need to be answered storywise, but it will be interesting to see the flip side of Elliot’s exit, and if Meloni can hold his own as only Elliot the way Hargitay has as only Olivia.

“Tiger King” Thrills to a Fault

April 15, 2020

"Tiger King” has taken the story and told it their way, leaving little room for other filmmakers or journalists to bring to light the abuse of animals that is going on in these zoos.

Classic Review: The Western Escapism of “A Fistful of Dollars”

March 25, 2020

Still, as far as movies to watch while stuck inside go, one could do a lot worse than “A Fistful of Dollars.”

Classic Review: “Roman Holiday” Holds Up

March 25, 2020

Hepburn died in 1993 and her career peaked during the ‘50s and ‘60s, so why do modern girls idolize her so much?

Classic Review: The Prescient Spy Antics of “Sneakers”

March 25, 2020

For better or for worse, hackers and spies are just as important in 2020 as they were in 1992.

The popularity of pandemic movies has risen recently. (Courtesy of Facebook)

Coronavirus in the Context of Pandemic Movies: A Deep-Dive Into “Outbreak” and “Contagion”

March 25, 2020

But the film’s real prescience, and the way it best resonates with the current feelings surrounding the coronavirus, comes from the deep cinematic suspense that’s milked out of the contagion.

Film Forum Flicks: “The Whistlers” versus “Wild Goose Lake”

March 11, 2020

Instead of sophisticated murderers and sexy courtesans, there’s an unmistakable lower class feeling about “Wild Goose Lake.” It’s grittier and more realistic when characters do bad things not to make it big but just to make it at all.

This season of  “The Bachelor” features pilot Peter (Pete)  Weber. S a pioneer in abortion rights, passed away at the age of 69. 69.n HBO’s new seven-part limited series “Big Little Lies.” (Courtesy of Facebook)

Pilot Pete’s Turbulent Season of “The Bachelor”

March 4, 2020

Remarkably, Weber’s season may actually be the most over-the-top, crazy and absolutely diabolic one ever.

“The Circle,” a Netflix original reality TV show explores the way people connect and interact online. (Courtesy of Facebook)

“The Circle” Plays At Our Desire To Connect

March 4, 2020

There are nuanced levels to all technology use, and “The Circle” reminds us that we all have the same concerns about how we appear online.

“The Cordillera of Dreams” narrates a war waged in the Andes mountains. (Courtesy of Facebook)

“The Cordillera of Dreams” Explores Heartbreak of Political Trauma

March 4, 2020

A deep mournfulness forms a tangible layer over the whole of the film, serving as a sad foil to the urgency of its politics.

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