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Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
Ava DuVernay's OWN Series "Cherish the Day" Celebrates Power Of Black Love
To separate filmmaker and TV producer Ava DuVernay's trenchant, history-driven projects, including "Selma" and "When They See Us," from her new romantic drama series is to sell short the determined thoughtfulness that shapes all her work. OWN's intimate, eight-episode "Cherish the Day," which...
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020
Review: Director Chris Sanders' "Call of the Wild" Features A CGI Canine
Does the dog movie have any new tricks? Do we want it to? For the most part, we want our dog movies like our pooches: comforting, obedient and slightly slobbery. "The Call of the Wild," the latest adaptation of Jack London's 1903 novel, is all those things but adds a new twist. Its canine is...
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020
Review: Director Autumn de Wilde's "Emma"
There's beauty to spare in the new screen adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma," from its palatial country estates with their art-filled galleries and manicured lawns, to the exquisitely detailed costumes (those feathered bonnets!), to star Anya Taylor-Joy, whose porcelain skin and blonde ringlets...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Review: Writer-Director Stella Meghie's "The Photograph"
This Valentine's Day, there's certain to be the usual flood of candy and flowers. But at your local movie theater, there's something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in "The Photograph." Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star as tentative, would-be lovers in modern-day New York...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Review: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's "Downhill"
The foreign-language film remake has never been the most esteemed sort of Hollywood production, but the timing of "Downhill," a remake of Ruben Östlund's 2014 Swedish film "Force Majeure," hasn't done it any favors. "Downhill" skies into theater just days after the historic Oscar victory for Bong...
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
"Honeyland" Makes Oscar History, Shatters Cultural Divide
Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska were in a hard-to-reach area of Northern Macedonia — about as far from the Oscars as possible — when they came upon the beekeeper who would be their subject in their acclaimed documentary "Honeyland." While working on a short video commissioned by a nature...
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020
Movement Coach Taught De Niro, Pacino To Act Younger For "The Irishman"
Would you have the gumption to tell Al Pacino to act his age? That was the unique position Gary Tacon, the movement coach of "The Irishman," found himself in on the set of Martin Scorsese's crime epic. On Pacino's first day shooting, the scene called for the 79-year-old actor, playing a 40-...
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
Sundance: Return Engagements & A New Sense of Place
Director Braden King’s first narrative feature, HERE starring Ben Foster, debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Fast forward to today and King is back at Sundance in Park City, Utah, with another entry in the fest’s U.S. Dramatic lineup-- The Evening Hour , an...
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
Production Outlook: Striving For 2020 Vision
Do you want your Olympics coverage and other exclusive entertainment fare with ads or not? If the latter, pay a bit more per month for NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service which rolls out wide in July (it launches in April for Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex customers). While there’s a free...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
Review: Director Ladj Ly's "Les Miserables"
Ladj Ly's muscular police procedural "Les Miserables" is much leaner than Victor Hugo's sprawling novel and shares little with it besides a suburban Paris setting. But they're united in their sympathy for — and belief in the formidable power of — the underclass. "Les Miserables," France's Oscar...

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