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Film Review: “New Wave: Dare to Be Different”

It’s a little difficult to be completely objective after watching New Wave:  Dare To Be Different, the story of WLIR radio, from...

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The Ted Zone: “David Bowie: The Last Five Years”

"David Bowie: The Last Five Years" -- with many detours back to the '60s, '70s, and early 2000s....

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Film Review: “Blade Runner 2049”

A long day's journey into the dark soul of "Blade Runner 2049"...

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Film Review: “Alien: Covenant”

"Alien: Covenant" is one part chest-bursting thrills -- and two parts "Intro to Humanities."...

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Film Review: “The Lovers”

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts star in a late middle age love story...

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Film Review: “The Circle”

Secrets are lies in the world of "The Circle" ...

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Film Review: “A Street Cat Named Bob”

This is a true story, a heartwarming story and one that frankly, I wish had a bigger audience because it was so well executed,...

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Film Review: “Lion”

Dev Patel searches for home in "Lion." ...

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Film Review: “The Conjuring 2”

New thriller plays it clean with respect to the haunting/possession genre....

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Film Review: “The Shallows”

Surprisingly effective chomper debuts prior to "Shark Week."...

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Film Review: “The Damned: Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead”

When I first heard that a documentary had been made about The Damned, I was absolutely chomping at the bit to see it.  My love and...

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Film Review: “10 Cloverfield Lane”

Is there any safe haven from the monsters?...

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Film Review: “Northern Soul”

Northern Soul is a 2014 British film directed by Elaine Constantine.  Set in 1974, it’s about two Lancashire teens, Matt and...

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Film Review: “The Jam: About the Young Idea”

Thrilled to see that the Showtime network has sought fit to broadcast the British documentary, The Jam – About The Young Idea, as...

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Film Review: “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon”

National Lampoon: Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead is the no-bullshit story of the most influential humor magazine to ever exist. ...

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FILM REVIEW: “The Wolfpack”

When you first hear the synopsis behind The Wolfpack, you almost impulsively think it’s a real life horror story:  for fourteen...

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Film Review: “Trainwreck”

Cynical, bed-hopper and boozy...and those are her good qualities!...

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Film Review: Daniel Brühl Searches for the Truth Behind “The Face of an Angel”

Michael Winterbottom's latest film makes sure you remember who Meredith Kercher is....

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A Fan’s Notes: “Love & Mercy”

The new film about Brian Wilson is a triumph...

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FILM REVIEW: “Spandau Ballet – Soul Boys Of The Western World”

I will make no apologies for what I am about to say:  I loved Spandau Ballet and I still think their albums – especially the...

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Film Review: “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

Christian Bale stars as Moses in Ridley Scott's latest epic....

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Film Review: “The Wrecking Crew”

The Wrecking Crew is the brilliant new(ish) documentary from filmmaker Denny Tedesco; it’s a labor of love and small wonder –...

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Film Review: “Penguins of Madagascar”

Don’t blame the filmmakers of Penguins of Madagascar for the recent troubles at Dreamworks Animation. The movie may feel like the company...

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Film Review: “The Rewrite”

"The Rewrite" is a funny, traditional rom com that's perfect for Valentine's Day....

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Film Review: “Girlhouse”

"Girlhouse" is a new slasher film about women who are attacked by a deranged killer....

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DVD REVIEW: “Rye Coalition – The Story Of The Hard Luck 5”

It’s a sadly familiar story:  a hard-working band performs works their way to a major label deal only to have the rug pulled out...

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Film Review: “20,000 Days on Earth”

One of the more interesting (to fascinating) musicians/writers to come out of the post-punk era is unquestionably Nick Cave.  As the...

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Film Review: “Interstellar”

Christopher Nolan takes us on a Möbius strip of a story in "Interstellar"...

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Film Review: “Frank”

The story of director Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank is simple:  Jon is a would-be songwriter with endless ideas in his head, but no...

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DVD REVIEW: “Looking For Johnny – The Legend of Johnny Thunders”

As unusual as it is to think of a hardcore heroin addict as a “legend”, that word is truly applicable to the one and only...