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Scott’s Movie Journal #7

The Climb (Michael Angelo Covino, 2019) (first view) A very promising debut. Each scene is handled in one shot, and while its bravura sometimes threatens to eclipse its beauty, the writing and performances are so honest that it doesn’t really...

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Scott’s Movie Journal #5

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (George C. Wolfe, 2020) (first view) Wolfe – a highly-accomplished and renowned theatre director – brings his stage background to bear in helping fill each minor role with real life, not letting the film scapegoat anybody....

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Home Video Hovel: Dragnet, by David Bax

Before 1995’s The Brady Bunch Movie, before 2004’s Starsky & Hutch, before 2012’s 21 Jump Street, Dan Aykroyd wrote and starred in another mocking but loving send-up disguised as an adaptation of a beloved television series. In Dragnet, directed by...

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The Post: Made for You and Me, by David Bax

With The Post, Steven Spielberg may be openly inviting accusations of “liberal elitism.” The biggest name in American filmmaking is teaming with two of the biggest actors on the planet to make a film designed to send a message. And...

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Any Questions? by Tyler Smith

It was recently announced that NBC will air an animated special featuring David S. Pumpkins, the delightful Saturday Night Live phenomenon of last Halloween. It will air as The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special on October 28. The story is...