Skyfall: Late era Bond might be the best

Flix | July 23rd, 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. Bond. James Bond. Fall. “Skyfall.” Umph. Triumph. Okay, enough. But how about this? Wow. Is it possible that the 23rd entry in the James Bond series of […]

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Green Zone a military action drama that questions Iraq war

Flix | July 3rd, 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. Like most contemporary military thrillers, “Green Zone” (2010) is an escapist entertainment that would also like to be a weapon of mass instruction. It succeeds to the […]

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‘The Fighter’ updates the boxing drama

Flix | June 26th, 2020 | Leave a comment

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. Like “Rocky,” it’s about an underdog fighter. Like “Raging Bull,” it’s about dysfunctional brothers one of whom is a fighter. And like “Mystic River,” “Gone Baby Gone,” “The Departed,” “The […]

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