Review: The Sound of Metal
The Sound of Metal.
“Sound of Metal” is what you might call a difficult watch, due to a peculiar emotional confluence. The laudable film, from director Darius Marder, keeps its protagonist at the exact distance to evoke both empathy and pity; we hear what he hears, but are kept from feeling what he feels.
Review: Mank
Mank.
Making a movie about a great screenplay is a risky proposition. Unless the latter film is itself a masterpiece, it’s like singing an off-key ditty about why another song is really good.
     


 
 
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Police Academy
Even if you know that “Police Academy” was a hit, you are underestimating how big of a blockbuster it was.
Review: Happiest Season
Happiest Season
Much like one of its heroines, “Happiest Season” hovers between identities.
Review: Hillbilly Elegy
Hillbilly Elegy
Oddly, I found that “Hillbilly Elegy” reminded me of the two “It” films.
The Amazing Race 2020 Recap
The Amazing Race
Tonight is a Double Leg.

Episode Eight
Episode Nine
Review: Happiest Season
Happiest Season
Like all good holiday movies, “Happiest Season” begins with the assumption that the yuletide is a perilous, stressful time.
Review: Superintelligence
Superintelligence
At last, Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone have collaborated on a decent film.
Movie Review: Run
Question: if you committed a despicable crime, would you really keep potentially incriminating evidence of it in an old shoebox?
Movie Review: Run
Run
Confinement horror is easily compelling stuff.
The Amazing Race Recap
The Amazing Race
This week, CBS will air a two-part episode, as they’ve tried to do for the previous two weeks.

Episode 6
Episode 7
Review: Dreamland
Dreamland
“Dreamland” should be a western, but it isn’t. It’s not really anything.
Movie Review: His House
His House
It would be fair to say Remi Weekes’ “His House” rides the coattails of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out”...
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  1921:

Deanna Durbin, child actress who was popular in the 1930s and 1940s, is born in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada. She won a juvenile Academy Award in 1938.

1967:

Bert Lahr, The Wizard of Oz's Cowardly Lion, passes away in New York, New York of pneumonia.


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