Reviews

Harlan Jacobson Reports from the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

Having closed down in 2020, along with the rest of the world, the Tribeca Film Festival is the first American festival to come back, or most of the way back from all virtual to mostly theatrical. And come back it did, with 192 features, including 90 narrative and 102 documentaries, plus sections devoted to episodic TV, games and new media, sit-down chats, and a special mixed program selection of Juneteenth programming.

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,

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