“This moment in time has only further proven the importance of cinema. A well-told story has unmatched power to bring us all together, no matter how physically far we are from one another,” Annie Schulhof, president of the National Board of Review, said today. “We look forward to honoring the best films and performances of 2020, a highly unusual year that is nevertheless poised to provide unique and outstanding achievements in cinema.” … [Read more...] about National Board Of Review Sets Date To Reveal Its 2020 Winners
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Concrete Cowboy is about a different kind of urban cowboy — in this case, an outcast Black teenager who finds an unlikely home amongst a group of horse aficionados in a Philadelphia ghetto. Nicely acted and sympathetic in every way, Ricky Staub’s directorial debut has nonetheless bridled himself with an entirely on-the-nose scenario that spells everything out and deals with all issues at hand in a very predictable way. … [Read more...] about Film Review: Ricky Staub’s ‘Concrete Cowboy’ Starring Idris Elba & Caleb McLaughlin
Every one of them is a blast to watch, but I especially couldn't get enough of the fabulous yin-yang symbiosis of Angie Swan on guitar and Bobby Wooten III on bass, the former a cool, commanding shredder, the latter emanating wildly infectious euphoria in his playing and dance moves. Likewise, the astounding dancing percussionists, Mauro Refosco, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman, Tim Keiper, Stéphane San Juan and Jacquelene Acevedo, wielding an assortment of drums, both hand- and stick-played, and building an ecstatic sonic landscape that extends from rock through Brazilian and Afro-Caribbean rhythms. … [Read more...] about David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’: Film Review | TIFF 2020
She even recounts a time when Donald tapped her in the 1990s to ghostwrite his next book, which was to be his comeback tale even as he was still about to go through another bankruptcy, this time of the Plaza Hotel in New York. Mary’s problem, though, was she never got Trump to actually sit for an interview. She was instead handed 10 typewritten pages of his thoughts, but they were “an aggrieved compendium of women he had expected to date but who, having refused him, were suddenly the worst, ugliest, and fattest slobs he’d ever met,” she writes. … [Read more...] about Mary Trump Book Review: In The Chaos Of Donald Trump’s Presidency, Will His Niece’s Tell-All Matter?
What's initially most striking about the character is that while she travels around the country in a van kitted out as a compact living space, Fern refuses to let herself be defined as a casualty of economic hardship. She wants and needs to work, taking seasonal jobs on the packing line in an Amazon fulfillment center, working a beet harvest or on the janitorial staff of an RV park, for instance, despite experience that qualifies her to teach or do admin jobs. But when concerned friends offer her a roof over her head, she declines: "I'm not homeless, I'm just houseless. Not the same thing, right? Don't worry about me." … [Read more...] about ‘Nomadland’: Film Review | Venice 2020