Monthly Archives: August 2015

Movie Review: “A Walk in the Woods”

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

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Movie Review: “Dirty Weekend”

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

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Movie Review: “Bloodsucking Bastards”

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

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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

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Movie Review” “Z is for Zachariah”

“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

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“Suffragette” — a very cool poster.

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Movie Review: “Learning to Drive”

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

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Movie Review: “No Escape”

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

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Movie Preview: “Youth” promises breathtaking photography, sunny Italy, and a bunch of Oscar winners

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.

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Movie Review: “7 Chinese Brothers”

Jason Schwartzman may be a little old for the part, but there’s something of a “voice of his generation” spin to his role in “7 Chinese Brothers.” Larry, his character, is sarcastic, smart and utterly disgruntled. Nothing works out for … Continue reading

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