The perspective of Andy Garcia and Gloria Estefan in a Cuban remake of Miami
father of the bride is intriguing. Sadly, this new film strips away everything that made Steve Martin’s (Disney+) 1991 version so special. There’s no narration, so there’s little information about Garcia’s character’s inner life, and an ill-conceived divorce subplot has him preoccupied with his wife (Estefan) rather than his daughter who will be soon to be married (Adria Arjona). Saturday Night LiveChloe Fineman can add little as a bossy wedding planner.
Under the bridge below Hayu
There’s hardly any dramatic ripple as this reality series brings together a highly telegenic young crew to run a luxury yacht ferrying the wealthy around the Great Barrier Reef. Perhaps the calm is coming from above – Australian skipper Jason seems like a particularly balanced guy. But with some crew members lacking the necessary work ethic, there’s potential for conflict, and sharp American chef Ryan seems likely to make cooking a flashpoint. His philosophy: not to leave the choice to the guests; just give them something they can Instagram.
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Serial killer Paul Charles Denyer.
In 1993, serial killer Paul Denyer brutally murdered three young women around Frankston. Next year he could be released on parole. This captivating documentary
ageJohn Silvester, a crime reporter, will add to the pressure on the state government to legislate to keep him in jail. The documentary is all the more powerful in avoiding the feeling that the detectives involved are reminding of the urgency of the investigation, and that the police video shows the chilling casualness with which Denyer described the details of his crimes.
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Fashion writer Andre Leon Talley is the subject of this documentary. Credit:AP/Evan Agostini
Some people knew Andre Leon Talley as one of Andy Warhol’s alumni. Some knew him as this judge in a caftan from
America’s Next Top Model. Some even knew him for decades as a writer and editor of some of the most important and influential magazines in the world. The most interesting aspect of this slightly overlong documentary is that Talley and many old friends remember him growing up in the remote South before embarking on a most unlikely career in New York. Worth checking out.
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