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Daily Archives: October 13, 2016
Movie Preview: “Rogue One” looks like a much tougher “Star Wars” remake/mashup/facsimile
Diversity is once again front and center in the next “Star Wars” movie. But judging from the second trailer, “Rogue One” boasts a better cast, some genuine moments of pathos and sacrifice, and director Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla”) seems to have … Continue reading
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Movie Review: Schrader’s “Dog Eat Dog” is a real mutt
Why is it that every movie Paul Schrader has ever made plays like an invitation to put him on the couch? A screenwriter (“Taxi Driver”) and director (“Light Sleeper”) whose violent, moralistic melodramas play like peep shows of his id, … Continue reading
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Movie Review: “Little Sister” is a nun on the run to and from her Goth girl past
Good scripts don’t over-explain. They leave mysteries for us to speculate about, mull over, mysteries that draw us in. “Little Sister” is slight, unfussy character study with a hint of such mystery. It’s about a 21 year-old novice nun estranged … Continue reading
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