Saturday, October 24, 2020     Volume: 21, Issue: 34
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Santa Maria Sun / Film

This weeks review
13TH (2020)
AVA
BINGABLE: ABANDONED (2016)
BINGEABLE: Barry
BINGEABLE: CASA DE LAS FLORES
BINGEABLE: FLEABAG
BINGEABLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARIES
BINGEABLE: OUTLANDER (2014-present)
BINGEABLE: STRANGER THINGS 3
BINGEABLE: THE SINNER (SEASON 2)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: COOL RUNNINGS (1993)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: FISH TANK (2009)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: HOUSE
BLAST FROM THE PAST: OLDBOY
BLAST FROM THE PAST: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE MATRIX
BLAST FROM THE PAST: THE PRESTIGE (2006)
BLAST FROM THE PAST: WILD AT HEART (1990)
BLOW THE MAN DOWN
CLASS ACTION PARK
COASTAL ELITES
DA 5 BLOODS
FIRST COW
GREYHOUND
GUILTY PLEASURES: CHEER (2020)
HAVE A GOOD TRIP: ADVENTURES IN PSYCHEDELICS
HEARST CASTLE: BUILDING THE DREAM
I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS
JUST MERCY
LYING AND STEALING
MESSAGE FROM THE KING
MY OCTOPUS TEACHER
NATURETRACK FILM FESTIVAL
ONLY
PALM SPRINGS
PROJECT POWER
PURPLE MOUNTAINS
SHUT UP LITTLE MAN! AN AUDIO MISADVENTURE (2011)
TENET
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND
THE NIGHT EATS THE WORLD
THE OLD GUARD
THE VAST OF NIGHT
TREAD
TV REVIEW: BOSCH
TV REVIEW: CATCH-22
TV REVIEW: COBRA KAI
TV REVIEW: DEFENDING JACOB
TV REVIEW: FEAR CITY
TV REVIEW: GENERATION KILL (2008)
TV REVIEW: HANNIBAL (2013-2015)
TV REVIEW: HELL ON WHEELS (2011-2016)
TV REVIEW: HOMECOMING
TV REVIEW: I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE
TV REVIEW: I MAY DESTROY YOU
TV REVIEW: I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK
TV REVIEW: LENOX HILL
TV REVIEW: LITTLE AMERICA
TV REVIEW: LOVE ON THE SPECTRUM
TV REVIEW: LOVECRAFT COUNTRY
TV REVIEW: MRS. AMERICA
TV REVIEW: NORMAL PEOPLE
TV REVIEW: PANDEMIC: HOW TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK (2020)
TV REVIEW: PERRY MASON
TV REVIEW: RAMY
TV REVIEW: RUN
TV REVIEW: SOCIAL DISTANCE
TV REVIEW: SPACE FORCE
TV REVIEW: TABOO
TV REVIEW: THE END OF THE F***ING WORLD
TV REVIEW: THE LAST KINGDOM
TV REVIEW: THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL
TV REVIEW: THE MORNING SHOW
TV REVIEW: THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL OF ALL
TV REVIEW: THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA
TV REVIEW: THE THIRD DAY
TV REVIEW: THE VOW
TV REVIEW: UNDONE
TV REVIEW: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
TV REVIEW: ZEROZEROZERO
UNDERRATED: BATMAN BEGINS
UNDERRATED: THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL
[UN]WELL

COASTAL ELITES

PHOTO BY , COURTESY OF DELIRIO MEDIA

COASTAL ELITES


Where is it playing?: HBO

What's it rated?: TV-MA

User Rating: 0.00 (0 Votes)

Jay Roach (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Meet the Fockers, Bombshell) directs this HBO TV comedy special written by Paul Rudnick (Sister Act, In & Out) about five characters—Miriam Nessler (Bette Midler), Sharynn Tarrows (Kaitlyn Dever), Mark Hesterman (Dan Levy), Clarissa Montgomery (Sarah Paulson), and Callie Josephson (Issa Rae)—who through five monologues speak about our deeply divided politics and how it affects their lives under quarantine. The film was shot remotely due to COVID-19.

Bette Midler’s monologue kicks things off, and it’s a reminder of what a tour de force she can be! She’s really amazing. In fact, all five actors display a level of craft that’s a joy to witness. The story is obviously playing to the anti-Trump crowd, so if you’re a fan of our current president, you’ll hate it, but if you’re not, a lot of the dialogue will probably sound like your own thoughts.

Funny, cathartic, and entertaining, the little, no-budget nugget will remind you that you’re not alone in your frustrations. (88 min.) 

—Glen Starkey









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