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AN 11-YEAR-OLD FACES HIS OWN ARMAGEDDON IN U.S. FILM AT CANNES

May 21, 2022 by · Leave a Comment 

There is no reason for James Gray to have set his semi-autobiographical movie Armageddon TimeĀ in 1980 other than the fact that it’s about a time in the life of an 11-year-old boy in Flushing, Queens, New York and Gray himself was 11, growing up in Flushing in 1980. Yes, there are references to Ronald Reagan’s […]

IN NEW FILM PHOENIX DESCENDS TO THE ASHES

September 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Casey Affleck’s documentary about his brother-in-law, Joaquin Phoenix, turns out to be not the mockumentary it was expected to be. In a terse review on his website, Roger Ebert writes: “A mind is a terrible thing to waste. The tragedy of Joaquin Phoenix’s self-destruction has been made into I’m Still Here, a sad and painful […]