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Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019
Review: Paul Downs Colaizzo's "Brittany Runs a Marathon"
Getting in shape and putting your life together usually, at the movies, passes in a montage. But for many, the non-Rocky legions of us, such transformations require more than inspiring theme music and lifting weights in the snow. And for the Brittany (Jillian Bell) of "Brittany Runs a Marathon,"...
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019
Review: Director Thurop Van Orman's "Angry Birds Movie 2"
It's hard to have huge expectations for a movie called "The Angry Birds Movie 2." After all, it's not even a movie based on a smartphone game. It's a SEQUEL to a movie based on a smartphone game. But now that we've established that nobody's expecting Ingmar Bergman here, let's offer up some praise...
Friday, Aug. 9, 2019
Mid-year Report Card: Diversity, Inclusion Translate Into Good Business For 2019
Striving for diversity and inclusion translates into good business on varied fronts--from qualifying for lensing incentives, to forging fruitful alliances with other companies, to helping brands promote and define themselves with progressive, positive action. Mark Androw, executive producer of...
Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019
Review: Director David Leitch's "Fast & Furious" Spinoff "Hobbs & Shaw"
Add an "e'' and "Hobbs & Shaw" might have been a time-traveling thriller about playwright George Bernard Shaw and 17th century philosopher Thomas Hobbes. Tantalizing as such a pairing may have been to the makers of "Fast & Furious," they have instead opted to, in the franchise's first...
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019
Review: Director Julius Onah's "Luce"
"Be yourself" is a loaded idea for any 17-year-old, but especially for one Luce (pronounced "loose") Edgar, the title character of director Julius Onah's riveting adaptation of JC Lee's play "Luce ." In this simmering drama, complex themes of race, privilege, youth, family and parenting are poked...
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019
Review: Netflix's "The Great Hack" Delves Into Dark Side of Big Data
Thinking about finally getting off of Facebook? "The Great Hack ," a new documentary on Netflix, might just be the push you were looking for. At the very least, you'll probably never take another online personality test. It's meant to scare and influence you, and probably even for good reason —...
Monday, Jul. 22, 2019
Review: Avi Belkin's "Mike Wallace Is Here"
Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Ku Klux Klan leader Eldon Edwards. Bette Davis, Barbra Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Eleanor Roosevelt. If they were famous — or infamous — they likely sat across from newsman Mike Wallace at some point during his seven-decade career. And he made 'em all...
Monday, Jul. 22, 2019
Review: Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood"
Quentin Tarantino has, for a while now, been reminding us what's so great about movies — or at least, what he thinks is so great about them. He's made an old-fashioned double-feature ("Death Proof," of "Grindhouse"), resurrected the wide-screen format of 70mm Ultra Panavision ("The Hateful Eight")...
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019
Review: Director Jon Favreau's "The Lion King"
Life moves in a circle, "The Lion King" tells us, and, increasingly, so does studio moviemaking. Close on the heels of "live-action" remakes of "Aladdin" and "Dumbo" and on the precipice of a reborn "The Little Mermaid," ''The Lion King" is back, too. Round and round we go. Cue Savannah sunrise...
Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019
Filmmaker Lulu Wang Straddles East and West In "The Farewell"
Film director Lulu Wang knew her pitch for "The Farewell" was unconventional. She wanted to make an autobiographical drama about the time when, in 2013, her family learned that her grandmother in China, affectionately called Nai Nai, had stage 4 lung cancer and was given three months to live. The...