Daily Archives: February 28, 2018

Netflixable? Brit commandos face off with Thatcher-era terrorists for “6 Days”

In 1980, Arab terrorists took over the Iranian Embassy in London and threatened to kill them if their comrades weren’t freed from The Islamic Republic’s prisons. It was a situation fraught with tension and suspense, largely covered live on British … Continue reading

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Preview, Oscar winners galore flesh out drug kingpin Escobar’s life in “Loving Pablo”

The definitive portrait of Pablo Escobar — monstrous, murderous “Robin Hood” of the Cocaine Wars — just might be one that stars the husband and wife Oscar winners Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Throw in Peter Sarsgaard as the American … Continue reading

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Preview, “Wreck it Ralph 2” teaches tykes about The Internet

This fall — November to be closer to the mark — “Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Wrecks the Internet” promises to be a little more adult, a little less slapsticky, a lot less sentimental. Cannot tell from this trailer if … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Huppert gives us a little Something to Remember her by in “Souvenir”

Isabelle Huppert enjoyed her decade as “French Screen Siren of the Moment” in the years between Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche. A formidable dramatic actress, the definitive “Madame Bovary,” she was Oscar-nominated for “Elle,” should have been nominated for “Bovary” … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Pretentious “The Vanishing of Sidney Hall” Unravels a Writer’s Mystery

    “The Vanishing of Sidney Hall” presents the viewer with a dilemma. Is Logan Lerman less convincing as yet another sensitive, smart high school romantic determined to be a writer, as that writer in his late 20s, in writerly … Continue reading

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