All posts tagged "film"

  • CINEMA: Too Many Cooks

    Baywatch tries every approach to TV series adaptation at the same time. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In the 30-some-odd years since mining pop-culture nostalgia became a big cash-dispensing machine for the movie industry, Hollywood has settled into...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Not-So-Much About Ray

    3 Generations loses one distinct voice by listening to several others. JACKSON HOLE, WY – More than 18 months ago, when co-writer/director Gaby Dellal’s 3 Generations premiered at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival, it wasn’t 3 Generations....

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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  • CINEMA: A Cosmic Implosion

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 isn’t as uniquely edgy as it thinks it is. JACKSON HOLE, WY – “You were insufferable to start with,” groans Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the badass green chick who should be the...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Gray Area

    A skilled filmmaker shows off his non-showy stuff in The Lost City of Z. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Critic, heal thyself: As I prepared to write a lamentation about how, well into a 20-plus-year career, nobody quite...

    • Posted April 18, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Kid Stuff

    A child performance anchors the satisfying family drama of Gifted. JACKSON HOLE, WY – If you’re going to make a movie with a cute kid, you’re going to make it easy for a lot of people to...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Brexit-stential Blues

    T2 revisits Trainspotting 20 years later in a more complicated world. JACKSON“Choose life,” Mark Renton suggested back in Danny Boyle’s original 1996 Trainspotting, in which he was a heroin addict in Edinburgh. Mark’s advice was ironic, of...

    • Posted March 28, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Ethereal Girl

    Terrence Malick explores souls seemingly without bodies in Song to Song. JACKSON HOLE, WY – A week before I sat down for Terrence Malick’s Song to Song, I tweeted, “Like bebop, I see Terrence Malick’s oeuvre as...

    • Posted March 21, 2017
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  • CULTURE KLASH: Right to Learn

    Film screening and art project empower young women and expand their perspectives on the world. JACKSON HOLE, WY – When Bridget Murphy started her capstone internship at Interconnections 21 (IC21) this school year, she was excited to...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Rage Before Beauty

    Logan takes the Wolverine to a darker place. JACKSON HOLE, WY – If there was any reason to suspect that co-writer/director James Mangold was going to deliver just another adventure for the Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) in Logan,...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Guess Who’s Coming to Die Here

    Get Out offers satirical horror on race in the suburbs. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Get Out plays as a feature-length version of the not-quite-joking sentiment among African Americans that the suburbs—what with their overwhelming whiteness and cultural...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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