Daily Archives: September 14, 2017

Red Band Preview — Del Toro’s sopping wet Xmas present, “The Shape of Water”

The best cast Guillermo del Toro’s ever worked with headlines his government secrets/monster movie period piece “The Shape of Water,” due out this Dec. Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon and Richard Jenkins — that’s a lineup any Academy … Continue reading

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Movie-going in the Hurricane Zone — Cinemas as the Air-Conditioned Escapes they used to be

Gather round, children, and let the Old Man of the Movies tell you the way it used to be in the simmering cinematic summers of the Old South. Movie theaters were the first public spaces, nationwide, to invest in air … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The immigrant experience, rendered trite and titillating in “Alina”

Sometimes, an indie film’s pedigree is far more interesting than the movie itself, and so it is with “Alina,” an inconsequential Russian immigrant lured into “personal escort” work by the support system she leans on upon arriving in New York. … Continue reading

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