Dennis Edwards 1943-2018 I’ve been debating posting this video in tribute since one of the great Motown voices, Temptations great Dennis Edwards, died last Thursday at the age of 75. The tendency is always to never speak ill of the dead–and not just because they have … Continue reading In A World Ever Changing…
Our choices tonight run the gamut of taste from a provocative look at the life of South African first lady and international activist Winnie Mandela to a bunch of Vanderpumps who rule. In between, there’s Supergirl. BRAD’S PICK: Supergirl [The CW, 8p] The DEO captures … Continue reading What to Watch: 02/05/2018
There’s a distinct lack of new programming and the screen scholars here at Screen Scholars have put our heads together and can’t quite come up with any particular reason. Oh well, it will likely remain a mystery as we’re all planning to hone in on … Continue reading What to Watch: 02/04/2018
It’s not that often that a work of fiction can fundamentally alter the way we perceive a tradition. Since 1993, at least one editor here has often forgotten that February 2nd wasn’t always synonymous with becoming stuck in a time loop. Fun fact: Harold Ramis … Continue reading What to Watch: 02/02/2018
Welcome back to your weekly trailer round-up. This week is not all that promising so this might be the weekend you see Lady Bird if you haven’t already.
Winchester stars Helen Mirren as Sarah Winchester, a window who is SURE her family’s gun empire has resulted in a haunted house. Do I want to visit the real Winchester house? Yes. Because I think it’s haunted? No. Because the woman had it under construction for DECADES in an effort to outsmart the spirits of victims of gun violence.
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero is an animated film about Bilal ibn Rabah, a historical figure who escaped slavery. This film looks terrible.
Braven stars Jason Momoa as a “soft-spoken logger” who fights with drug traffickers at the border of Canada and the US.
The Cage Fighter is a documentary about a 40-year-old father of four searching for glory in fighting. But why, tho?
A Fantastic Woman is a Chilean drama, and Oscar nominee, about Marina, a singer and waitress at odds with the family of her recently deceased partner.
A Lesson In Cruelty is a dark comedy about a man who throws a party only to have his guests turn the tables.
24 Frames is an experimental Iranian film. Director Abbas Kiarostami died in 2016.
The Music of Silence stars Toby Sebastian as Andrea Bocelli. Antonia Banderas also stars.
Before We Vanish is a tale of love and mystery from director Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
Till the End of the World is a Chinese romance about two people stranded after a plane crash.
And your Netflix releases:
Altered Carbon, season one
Coach Snoop, season one
Kavin Jay: Everybody Calm Down!
On Body and Soul
It’s The Good Place night for the last time for a long while, and although all of us scholars of screens are sad and some of us ready to take actions that would cost massive points in our Good Place/Bad Place standings, it’s exciting to see … Continue reading What to Watch: 02/01/2018