Movie Minutes with Robin Holabird

Fridays during Fresh Air, between 2:37 and 2:47 p.m.

Robin Holabird reviews the latest films showing in the Biggest Little City. Catch this commentary Fridays during Fresh Air, between 2:37 and 2:47 p.m.

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Covid Cinematic alternatives flourish this month in Reno during Artown.

Disney Plus puts “The Room Where It Happens” in homes for streaming a version of the play Hamilton, once bound for movie theaters. Covid-19 changed those cinematic plans, moving the project’s release up to the thoroughly appropriate July Fourth weekend. 

Both the grim and bright sides of humanity show up in the documentary Runner about one of Sudan’s Lost Boys war victims. 

Robin's Movie Review: Da Five Bloods

Jun 18, 2020

As protestors across the country continue demanding racial equality and an end to police brutality, Director Spike Lee combines message making with classic storytelling in his new Netflix project, Da Five Bloods.

Robin's Movie Review: 6 Underground And Douglas

Jun 12, 2020

No one should hear the names Michael Bay and Hannah Gadsby in the same sentence, but streaming changes that; both their newest projects show up as Netflix Originals, and both have a link with Renaissance art. 

With a nod to the old Twilight Zone series, a new movie called The Vast of
Night takes viewers back to the nineteen-fifties through a television screen
leading to Paradox Theater and a set of strange events. 

Two projects originally slated for theaters probably get better play with their recent Covid induced straight-to-streaming release rather than fighting it out with giant projects in big movie houses.

In the tradition of Clueless and The Easy A, the new Netflix release called The Half of It transfers a classic piece of literature to a high school setting while maintaining the source material’s ultimate message. 

With a track record that includes Glee, American Horror Story, and Feud, Ryan Murphy puts his own fantasy spin on movie history in his project called Hollywood. Setting the story in nineteen forty-eight, Murphy and his co-creators imagine a world where an openly gay Rock Hudson finds work, while non-whites like Anna Mae Wong manage to win Oscars.

Robin's Movie Review: Bosch

May 8, 2020

Binge watching sent me armchair traveling to Los Angeles for one of my favorite mystery series on both screen and book, Bosch. Recently starting its sixth season, Bosch continues as an effective translation of the books, despite numerous changes. Those switches from author and producer Michael Connelly, add commercial benefits while preserving the original’s soul.

People continue finding flexible and creative movie watching methods as Covid-Nineteen restrictions continue. For instance, Reno’s science film festival called Sci-on goes completely online next Monday rather than use its usual base at the National Automobile Museum.

Besides catching up on all those streaming options you meant to watch for the past three or four years, the Covid-19 pandemic provides opportunities to start your movie making career. 

Reaptown

Apr 17, 2020

A look at a horror film shot in Ely, Nevada.

Tiger King

Apr 10, 2020

The new Netflix documentary.

Netflix Party

Apr 3, 2020

A new way to watch movies with friends.

Contagion

Mar 24, 2020

The 2011 film Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow.

Emma

Mar 24, 2020

A look at the new film directed by Autumn de Wilde.

The Way Back

Mar 18, 2020

The new film starring Ben Affleck.

Call Of The Wild

Feb 26, 2020

Harrison Ford stars in the new film.

Downhill

Feb 20, 2020

The new film starring Julia Louis Dreyfus and Will Ferrell.

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