‘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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Ten films to add to the regular rotation of holiday classics

Flix | December 19th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine The holiday season brings out our desire to gather and watch favorite movies in the comfort of our homes and in multi-generational families. But we can only watch dependable classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story” so many times.   So here are 10 holiday-season themed movies that may […]

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