‘Knowing’ is a time-travelling thriller worth revisiting

Flix | February 21st, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. On paper, “Knowing” looks like yet another subpar Nicolas Cage-starring thriller. I mean, let’s face it: critic after critic after critic has characterized his crowded but unimpressive […]

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Linklater’s “Before Midnight” completes romantic trilogy

Flix | February 14th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. “Before Midnight,” the third of the “Before” movies, arrives after. After its two predecessors, that is: “Before Sunrise” (1995) and “Before Sunset” (2004). This second sequel is […]

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Harvey Milk biopic is among filmmaker Van Sant’s very best

Flix | February 7th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. On a 1978 morning, disgruntled politician Dan White climbed through a City Hall window and assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, then shot and killed City Supervisor […]

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“The Anarchy” details the bloody story of the world’s first global corporation

Worth Reading | February 6th, 2020 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Gilmore According to the historian William Dalrymple, one of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: loot. In his book, “The Anarchy,” published last year, he presents a fascinating, detailed and vivid account of the looting of India. “The Anarchy” is engagingly written with […]

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