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Monthly Archives: August 2015
They’re just a couple of sway-backed, high-mileage actors, each a dozen years older than their characters and showing it. They cuss and fuss and reminisce and make all the same mistakes Reese Witherspoon’s character made in “Wild.” And then some. … Continue reading
Neil LaBute’s fascination with shifting sexual politics in the world and the workplace is the crux of “Dirty Weekend,” a rather dull and talkative comedy about two mismatched colleagues trapped in Albuquerque for a day of true confessions and misbehavior. … Continue reading
There’s a new set of criteria movies — especially indie films with little or no marketing — must meet. And Indie World is a little slow catching onto it. Used to be, you made your indie film with festivals in … Continue reading
Final Summer Box Office Weekend: “War Room” routs “No Escape” and Zac Efron is no longer a movie star
The Kendrick Brothers’ latest faith-based foray was marketed to Protestant churchgoers and is doing the kind of business that “Facing the Giants” and “Fireproof” could only dream of. It’s running second at the box office, as of Friday night, and … Continue reading
“Z for Zachariah” is a good looking film built on the simplest sci-fi premise of them all. Last woman on Earth? Meet the last man. Okay, MEN. Margot Robbie (TV’s “Pan Am”) is our heroine, a methodical young woman who … Continue reading
People who only know Ben Kingsley for his breakout performance in the epic “Gandhi” or his recent years of playing the go-to Brit villain would be surprised by the variety in his non-Jaguar commercial resume. There was the arm’s-length romance … Continue reading
Hand it to Pierce Brosnan. He’s never turned in that License to Kill for an AARP card. He shows up as a sort Bond ex Machina in “No Escape,” a genuinely harrowing thriller about an American family trapped in the … Continue reading
Paolo “The Great Beauty” Sorrentino directed “Youth,” with Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz all plopped into Italian locations in a tale of talent, art, age and beauty.