Flix: The intergalactic spectacular ‘Arrival’

Flix | September 6th, 2019 | 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. With the arrival of “Arrival” in 2016, the classic-science-fiction subgenre expanded by one amazing title. It was a knockout: a smart, challenging, riveting, surprising and supremely satisfying […]

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Flix: A look back at ‘La La Land’

Flix | August 16th, 2019 | 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. The title may look and sound like someone stuttering, but “La La Land” is a joyful, smoothly delivered triumph from first frame to last. What you feel […]

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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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