Daily Archives: September 23, 2014

Movie Review: “Believe Me” fails as faith-based sermon or Christian-lampooning satire

“Believe Me” has cynical, snarky frat boys who think nothing of stealing, drinking and chasing other guys’ girlfriends. It has them conning gullible true believers with a fake Christian charity, mocking the conventions of modern worship and the naivete of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Chekhov is repurposed and modernized for “Days and Nights”

You don’t have to know Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” to get something out of “Days and Nights,” Christian Camargo’s adaptation of it set in rural New York in the Reagan Era ’80s. But considering how unclear the relationships are, how … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Field of Lost Shoes,” the Civil War on an indie film budget

They marched into battle — the oldest were teenagers — in parade order, and charged the enemy like the schoolboys they were. And when the smoke had cleared, there were shoes — sucked off their feet in the mud, torn … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Jimi: All is By My Side”

Here’s how you make a movie about Jimi Hendrix without the participation of his fractious/litigious estate. You frame it within a brief window, just when his fame was blossoming. The film opens in 1966, when he was an anonymous side … Continue reading

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