Leif Edlund in “Koko-di Koko-da”. Photo: Smorgasbord Picture House

Quick Take: Koko-di Koko-da

Very creative, there’s even a shadow play involving bunnies, but it doesn’t really come to a satisfying conclusion.


 

Peter Fonda on “Late Show with David Letterman”. Photo: CBS

Peter Fonda, 1940-2019

D.A. Pennebaker’s documentaries captured the countercultural movement. Peter Fonda became its icon, “Captain America” on a chopper. 


 

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in “Key Largo”. Photo: Warner

Review: KEY LARGO

Hurricanes come and go but this film will always survive.


 

“Inna de Yard: The Soul of Jamaica”. Photo: Borsalino Productions

Quick Take: INNA DE YARD: THE SOUL OF JAMAICA

An enjoyable trip, similar to The Buena Vista Social Club (1999).


 

Russell Crowe in “The Loudest Voice”. Photo: Showtime

Quick Take: THE LOUDEST VOICE

A furious but unremarkable account of the rise of Roger Ailes as media’s master manipulator. 


 

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”. Photo: CBS Films

Quick Take: SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK 

Hyped because of Guillermo del Toro’s involvement, it has good-enough thrills.


 

Justin Henry and Dustin Hoffman in “Kramer vs. Kramer”. Photo: Columbia

Review: KRAMER VS. KRAMER

This film looks deceptively simple, but its emotional impact is brutal and that takes real talent to achieve. 


 

D.A. Pennebaker. Photo: CPAC

D.A. Pennebaker, 1925-2019

Being a fly on the wall was truly his style, not the Michael Moore tradition of making the director part of a crusade.

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