Daily Archives: May 20, 2015

Movie Review: Skin and sin and church tumble together in “Chocolate City”

What’s that old showbiz maxim? “Just give the people what they want.” That’s the byword for “Chocolate City,” an African American riff on a certain stripper movie smash of a couple of summers back. “Magic Mike ain’t got NOTHING on … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The future isn’t what it used to be in “Tomorrowland”

“Tomorrowland” is Brad Bird’s Jeremiad against the dystopia that is modern culture, with its yen for zombie apocalypses, environmental catastrophes and the 24 hours of fear telecast by cable news. It’s a movie for the “dreamers,” the ones like its … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Aloft” never, for one second, takes flight

“Aloft” is a melancholy, cryptic drama that guards its secrets as if they’re the answer to some ancient riddle about the human condition. And they’re not. Peruvian writer-director Claudia Llosa (“The Milk of Sorrow”) landed a top flight cast, and … Continue reading

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