Reviews

Chadwick Boseman Remembered

I was halfway through The Last Dance, the 10-part ESPN doc on Netflix on Michael Jordan, King Michael, when news came of the death of Chadwick Boseman of cancer at 43. It’s a sickening feeling when a young person just entering the prime of his career is cut short.

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds by Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s FireballVisitors from Darker Worlds  tracks the common meteor from outer space to strikes around the world, continuing the collaboration between the indestructible German-born Herzog, now 78, one of the greatest rogue filmmaking adventurers of all time and Cambridge University Volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer,

Harlan Jacobson Reviews Invisible Man directed by Leigh Whannell

Writer-director Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man is only “inspired by” HG Wells’ original 1897 novel. And it’s not a remake of James Whale’s classic 1933 film starring a young Claude Rains as Dr. Jack Griffin, a murderous scientist. It’s not about the discontents of an invisible man at all, in fact. It is anything but.

Harlan Jacobson's Tribute to the Legendary Little Richard

R&B, ROCK & GOSPEL legend Little Richard left us this year.  You can spend some time listening to him or even looking at him on film. There’s a wonderful scene in Get On Up, director Tate Taylor’s 2014 biopic of James Brown, as played by Chadwick Boseman, when Brown crosses the orbit of this live wire, Little Richard, somewhere down South.

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