V.28 No.37 | 9/12/2019
Government whistleblower drama is realistically disappointing
Official Secrets isn’t as thrilling or tragic or uplifiting as you might hope. It’s just a bummer—the exact sort of bummer we’ve come to expect these days from our government.
Check out the ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series, a Scooby Doo movie marathon, Vietnam: An Inner View and The Medicine in Marijuana.
Building a Flashback
“A Very Brady Renovation” on HGTV
More than 45 years after the iconic TV series “The Brady Bunch” was canceled, HGTV went out and spent $3.5 million ($1.6 million over asking price) for the original “Brady House.”
V.28 No.36 | 9/5/2019
Get It On
Enjoy the It: Chapter Two party, Whip It, Singin’ in the Rain and a Breakdown Services training seminar.
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” on Netflix
Lushly conceptualized, smartly written, wonderfully acted and enchantingly directed, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is the perfect fantasy escape—even if you aren’t lucky enough to be a child of the ’80s.
V.28 No.35 | 8/29/2019
After the Wedding
American remake of Danish film milks the mama drama
The story of people whose best intentions often end up steamrolling over the lives and emotions of others is both touching and universal, but overall, After the Wedding lacks the teary-eyed impact you'd expect.
Head Out on the Highway
This week there's Powwow Highway, “Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee”, a filmmaker mixer and ¡Cine Magnifico!
Fall Into TV
Broadcast Networks set premiere dates
September is upon us, and that means the big broadcast networks will be opening the gates on a new fall season of dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. So what do we have to look forward to, and when can we see it?
V.28 No.34 | 8/22/2019
Ready or Not
Devilish black comedy is a real killer
With its mix of old and new, familiar and unexpected, silly and shocking, Ready or Not ends up as an audaciously unconventional exercise in genre cinema that plays out like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre as penned by Agatha Christie.
See The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tortilla Soup paired with a menu of incredible food items, another food pairing but with an unspecified movie and “Raúl Juliá: The World’s Stage”.
Cash From Chaos
“On Becoming a God in Central Florida” on Showtime
Occasionally uncomfortably close-to-home, but consistently, energetically nerve-jangling, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida” is right on the money.