Flix: ‘Spotlight’ – A great film that reminds us of the importance of reporting

Flix | July 26th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Anyone already saddened by what sometimes seems to be the imminent death of investigative print journalism to the accompaniment of all those “fake news” accusations might be further saddened in that regard by “Spotlight.” This terrific journalistic drama shines a spotlight on “Spotlight,” the journalistic team that uncovered the massive child-molestation scandal […]

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Flix: “A Star Is Born” is born again

Arts, Flix | July 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Gaga. It’s the one word that sums up a suitable response to the latest version of “A Star Is Born,” a remarkably rich remake in which an actress is born, a director is born and a very old, challengingly familiar movie plot is reborn. “A Star Is Born” was born in 1937, […]

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Flix: A look back at ‘Young Frankenstein’

Arts, Flix | July 5th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine This is the first in a regular series of columns by veteran film critic Bill Wine, in which he’ll look at movies both old and new for cinephiles. The filming of Mel Brooks’ beloved monster-movie spoof, “Young Frankenstein,” had just been completed in 1974 when Peter Boyle, the late actor who co-starred […]

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