Bad Reputation – Review
Sep26

Bad Reputation – Review

Film critic Dennis Willis dives into the world of 70s punk and the indie rock scene of the 80s for a look at the new Joan Jett documentary, Bad Reputation. Jett’s a pioneer, a music and social icon, and a flat-out legend. But would you believe 23 labels turned her down — even after her tenure in the landmark all-girl rock band The Runaways? Bad Reputation deals head-on with the patriarchy of the rock scene, and the fact that Jett...

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Battle of the Sexes (Review)
Sep21

Battle of the Sexes (Review)

Battle Of The Sexes tells the wild true life story of when reining feminist tennis legend Billie Jean King accepted a $100,000 Challenge from male chauvinist champ Bobby Riggs, an outrageous event that was carried on prime-time TV to an audience of 90 million viewers. It was the epitome of 1970s sports entertainment in which the splashiness of the event itself was bigger than the actual competition. But it was about so much more. As...

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Bullet to the Head (Review)
Jan30

Bullet to the Head (Review)

BULLET TO THE HEAD (2/01/13; Action) Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater, Jason Momoa SCR: Walter Hill, Alessandro Camon; based on Du Plomb Dans La Tete by Alexis Nolent DIR: Walter Hill MPAA: R for strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use. 1 hour 31 mins (Warner Bros.) Bullet to the Head is a monstrosity, the kind of Frankenmovie so endlessly stitched...

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