The Alpinist

The Alpinist

The Alpinist introduces us to Marc-André Leclerc, a goofy young man in his 20s who seemingly came out of nowhere to wow the climbing world with his solo ascents of some of the Americas’ most challenging peaks. The filmmakers want to pin the guy down for a straightforward documentary, but Leclerc isn’t a man who …

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Old (2021)

Old (2021)

There are smart, clever M. Night Shyamalan movies (The Sixth Sense, Signs), then there are dumb M. Night Shyamalan (The Happening… what is happening???). Old, admittedly, has a great trailer. I was optimistic. Tightly edited, it looks like a compact horror story taking place over 24 hours in a slice of paradise. “There’s something wrong …

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Joe Bell

Joe Bell

It’s hard to argue against the message that Joe Bell, the real man, attempted to convey on his 2013 “redemption tour” as he walked across the country to speak out against bullying. Joe’s message was intensely personal, as his son Jadin was relentlessly bullied at his high school in La Grande, Oregon for being gay. …

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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It spans the multi-talented actress/singer/dancer’s illustrious and still thriving career as an EGOT icon, from the well-known public persona to the shockingly personal. Rita, with her infectious personality and refreshing frankness does not hold back. Every shining moment is countered with something raw and personal. …

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