Daily Archives: May 6, 2015

Movie Review: “Hot Pursuit”

Cheap, short and slow, “Hot Pursuit” is a comedy that never lets your forget that pairing up Sofia Vergara with Reese Witherspoon should have worked better than this. A mismatch-misfire badly misdirected by the director of “The Guilt Trip” and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Saint Laurent”

French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent earns a “Gandhi” length, disjointed and arty film biography in “Saint Laurent,” a patience-testing period piece that skips through the designer’s glory years, catches up with him near the addled end and fails to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Bravetown”

The unspoken grief of a small, patriotic rural town that refuses talk about its combat dead is a heavy burden to slap on a formulaic city-kid-turns-rural-dance-team-into-champs dramedy. But that’s what the high-minded “Bravetown” attempts. An R-rated drama about drugs and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Hunting Elephants”

Patrick Stewart preens, poses and gives us a little song and dance in “Hunting Elephants,” livening up a fairly dark and somewhat predictable Israeli caper comedy. He plays Lord Michael Simpson, a not-quite-starving actor, a highly born ponce whose stage … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Seven Five”

In a time of intense new scrutiny of police practices and tactics around the country, the documentary “The Seven Five” shows just how wrong these public servants in blue can go when the circumstances are right. A new film about … Continue reading

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