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  • Matt Tyrnauer's documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood follows Scotty Bowers, a World War II veteran (now 95) who, after he was discharged, became a sex worker and pimp. Cary Grant, Walter Pidgeon, Randolph Scott and Tom...

  • 1 month ago | Film and TV

    The main character, this time named Frank (Nick Offerman), like (High) Fidelity's Rob, owns a record store and lectures women about music as if they don't have opinions — or ears — of their own

  • Director Brett Haley's new film Hearts Beat Loud is something of a Trojan Horse. The first scenes give every indication that we're going to see a lackluster update of High Fidelity. The main character, this time named Frank (Nick...

  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    The documentary Elián posits the story of 5-year-old Elián González, who was rescued off the coast of Florida in 1999 after attempting to leave Cuba with his mother (who drowned) — a long with its aftermath — as the birth of the 24-hour news cycle...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    2017 looks like it won't be an improvement over 2016, so here are some promising films — either reviewed or previewed — to distract you in the next three months. In keeping with the pessimism most of the country is feeling, we’re also considering ...

  • So many films and TV shows have sentimentalized gangsters that the casual brutality early in Chinese writer/director Er Cheng's new film The Wasted Times comes as a relief. Mister Lu (You Ge), a mob boss in 1930s Shanghai, presents another...


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