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Tomboy (aka The Assignment) (Walter Hill 2016)

and so anyway it turns out that the best thing about Tomboy aka The Assignment (2016), Walter Hill’s tawdry and exploitative story about a hitman, Frank Kitchen, played by Michelle Rodriguez, complete with facial (and other, more southerly) merkins and a prosthetic male chest and torso every bit as convincing as Nicolas Cage’s chest in  328 more words

Film

MoMA's Doc Fortnight 2018 Sets Full Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Julien Temple’s 2017 Spanish-language documentary “Hanbaneros” will open Doc Fortnight 2018, the Museum of Modern Art’s 17th annual showcase of nonfiction films from around the world. 325 more words

Festivals

Underrated Drum Tracks I Have Loved 2017, Part Five: Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen 

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In the early 1990s, the Boss went through something of a trough, with the Human Touch and Lucky Town LPs both critical and commercial misses, and an MTV Unplugged set failing to hit the mark, too. 645 more words

Music

Columbo: a year in review

The good Lieutenant left our screens so many years ago that the idea of a Columbo year in review never occurred to me. However, there have been a number of thrilling developments in relation to the show this year that warrant revisiting. 1,348 more words

Opinion

Stop Making Sense

Cuando uno piensa en el mejor filme de un concierto puede que uno imagine una colección de clichés: públicos enloquecidos, fuegos artificiales, tomas con cortes de edición rápidos, vestuarios estrafalarios y hasta enormes objetos inflables. 723 more words

Musical

Something Wild: Jonathan Demme's exuberant, endlessly watchable '80s classic

Oozing with a beautiful, exuberant and reckless charm, ‘Something Wild’ was one of Jonathan Demme’s best (and somewhat underappreciated?) films before he went on to garner much critical acclaim and accolades with the cult, multiple Academy award-winning serial killer drama ‘The Silence of the Lambs’. 183 more words

Drama

Rachel Getting Married (2008)

Rating: 4/5

Director: Jonathan Demme

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie Dewitt, Bill Irwin, Debra Winger

Rachel Getting Married is a film not so much about said Rachel getting married, as it is about her temporarily-rehab-free, nine months sober sister Kym. 760 more words

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