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Monday Movie: Beverly Hills Cop, by David Bax

Recently, for this sporadic, nebulously defined column, I wrote (not entirely favorably) about Penny Marshall’s Jumpin’ Jack Flash. It got me thinking about a movie from a couple years earlier, one whose success was no doubt a partial inspiration for...

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Nationtime: Last Century, Last Week, by David Bax

Nationtime (or, as the onscreen title says, Nationtime – Gary), William Greaves’ film document of the 1972 National Black Political Convention, is coming to virtual cinemas this weekend via Kino Marquee. The never officially released film has been restored by,...

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Ham on Rye: Today’s Special, by David Bax

In the early scenes, with its cast of teenagers (actual ones) getting dressed up in suits and gowns, painting their fingernails and hopping into cars with friends, Tyler Taormina’s Ham on Rye might lead you to believe it’s some kind...