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Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ Snubbed in Early Awards Voting
2 months ago

Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ Snubbed in Early Awards Voting

Some stars are Oscar bait, plain and simple.

Meryl Streep jumps to mind. The superlative actress owns three Oscar statuettes plus a massive 21 nominations in total. Other superstars, like …
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‘Richard Jewell’ Crucifies Fake News, Honors the Heartland
2 months ago

‘Richard Jewell’ Crucifies Fake News, Honors the Heartland

“You ready to start fighting back?”

Sam Rockwell asks the title character that question deep into “Richard Jewell.”

The Clint Eastwood film recalls how the FBI and media aligned to …
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Liberal Film Critics Lose It Over ‘Best of Enemies’
10 months ago

Liberal Film Critics Lose It Over ‘Best of Enemies’

Who saw this coming? Everyone who understands what makes many movie critics operate, that’s who.

“This” refers to film scribes skewering “The Best of Enemies,” a film recreating a remarkable …
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Serious Star Power Serves ‘Best of Enemies’ Well
10 months ago

Serious Star Power Serves ‘Best of Enemies’ Well

You can’t recreate what happened in Durham, N.C. in 1971 without two powerhouse performances.

How do you convey a black activist winning over a Ku Klux Klan member with second-tier …
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‘Enemies’ Inspiration Says Film’s Timing Is Perfect
10 months ago

‘Enemies’ Inspiration Says Film’s Timing Is Perfect

Bill Riddick faced a near-impossible task in 1971.

His mission? Manufacture some racial harmony between a Southern black community and townfolk steeped in bigotry.

It’s a story too unbelievable …
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Will the Left Melt Down Over ‘Best of Enemies?’
10 months ago

Will the Left Melt Down Over ‘Best of Enemies?’

Select film scribes blasted both “Green Book” and “The Mule,” but not for the usual reasons.

The former scored the Best Picture Oscar late last month while the latter proved …
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Condescending ‘Vice’ Trips on Its Own Propaganda
1 year ago

Condescending ‘Vice’ Trips on Its Own Propaganda

Don’t be fooled. “Vice” isn’t really about former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Sure, Adam McKay’s film chronicles Cheney’s rise from what it calls a “dirtbag” to the second most powerful …
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‘Blue Iguana’ Coasts on Quirk [And a Killer Cast]
1 year ago

‘Blue Iguana’ Coasts on Quirk [And a Killer Cast]

By  •  Reviews, Movies

“Blue Iguana” is an odd film, to put it mildly.

It’s a quirky crime caper in the Guy Ritchie or Quentin Tarantino mold. Ultimately it falls more into the Ritchie …
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