Monthly Archives: May 2019

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It’s not easy being a high schooler, let alone a high schooler in a small town. It seems like everyone knows who you are. And if they don’t, then they at least know who your parents are. Sometimes that’s worse. … Continue reading

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ROCKETMAN

On September 8, 2018, Sir Elton Hercules John — born Reginald Kenneth Dwight — began the first leg of the five-leg farewell concert tour, his last lap around the world as a touring musician before retiring in 2021. John plans … Continue reading

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This week in Film — LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Movies on Main & KGNU

Two in the paper, one on the radio this week. First, I sing the praises of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, an impressive piece of work from Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan. It’s currently playing on one screen ’round these parts, … Continue reading

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MY SON (MON GARCÇON)

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: Their child has gone missing. Father Julien Perrin (Guillaume Canet) races home to his estranged ex-wife (Mélanie Laurent) and her new beau (Olivier de Benoist). There, the police greet him, show him the camp from … Continue reading

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HAGAZUSSA: A HEATHEN’S CURSE

Written and directed by Lukas Feigelfeld, the Austrian/German film Hagazussa: A Heathen’s Curse is divided into four chapters: Shadow, Horn, Blood, and Fire. In Shadow, a single mother cares for her daughter in a lone cabin located somewhere in the … Continue reading

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BOOKSMART

Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) have been living under a false assumption. Wanting to get ahead, they decided to eschew social lives and spend high school with their noses in the books. And with the walls of their … Continue reading

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ALADDIN

There’s no point in rehashing the plot of Aladdin, Disney’s 2019 live-action remake of their similarly titled 1992 animated film — screenwriters John August and Guy Ritchie (who also directs) closely follow the story of a diamond-in-the-rough street rat and … Continue reading

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This week in Film — RUNNING WITH BETO

Politics and media have intersected every since we’ve had politics and media. Two recent documentaries: Knock Down the House and Running With Beto show that these types of portraits exist long after the race has finished and the position won or lost. Currently … Continue reading

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ANIARA

Science fiction writers and dreamers have long been fascinated with the concept of life beyond Earth. Maybe it’s on the dark side of the Moon, maybe it’s on Mars; maybe Titan, maybe another solar system altogether. Surely we can’t be … Continue reading

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This week in Film — HAIL SATAN?

Director Penny Lane is no stranger to a bizarre story. Nuts! — about Dr. John Brinkley’s odd remedy for impotence — was one of 2016’s best docs; an honor Hail Satan? might nab for 2019. Don’t worry, as the above Satanist in … Continue reading

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