The fictional nation of Wakanda is how a Central African kingdom might have developed had it been blessed with an ultra-rare, ultra-useful mineral resource that somehow managed to escape colonial exploitation.
Almanac Weekly | Stage & Screen
Saturday, Feb. 24: King of the rant comes to Kingston.
Now that New York State tax law has been tweaked to give filmmakers a bigger incentive to shoot scenes in the Hudson Valley, we’re beginning to see the results.
Friday, Feb. 16: Stage and screen actor, comedian and now author Eddie Izzard has emerged as one of the most transcendent and unclassifiable comedic talents of his generation.
He’s mesmerizing, certainly; but that has mostly to do with the fact that he’s being portrayed by the great Daniel Day-Lewis, who, in his typically compulsive, hands-on approach to tackling a character, actually learned to sew evening gowns in order to portray an elite 1950s English fashion designer.
Friday, Jan. 19: A Renaissance man of music, art, performance and design, and a throwback to a time when a single individual could master nearly all the domains of making, Catskill’s Brian Dewan is a worthy and fascinating subject for a documentary.
When Jane Goodall went to work for paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey in Tanzania in 1957, her only academic background was secretarial school. She approached her work in Africa with no preconceived notions, and ended up turning the field of primate biology on its head.
It’s based on a memoir written by an Olympic-caliber skier sidelined by a serious injury who makes a shady new career running high-stakes poker games, then refuses to name names once her operation is busted.
Expect to hear a lot of praise heaped upon this deeply romantic gay coming-of-age tale. Count this reviewer among the few who were not totally ravished by it.
Sometimes a movie is worth seeing simply because the actors seem to be having such a blast playing off-type; Jumanji 2 is that sort of movie.