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Daily Archives: March 19, 2018
Claire Foy is the woman whose paranoia about her stalker gets her committed. “Voluntary,” they say. “Not at all,” says she. Unbranded horror films without a mad slasher or supernatural element die a quick death in the marketplace. But this … Continue reading
Judy Garland on her last legs, a last run in London, holding it together (barely) and finding love one last time. That’s “Judy,” going into production with a team of Brits and starring their very own Bridget Jones — Renee … Continue reading
Any film buff knows the pleasures of Turner Classic Movies — TCM — the cable network that replaced AMC — American Movie Classics — when AMC veered from its initial mission. Old movies, pristine prints, a real cinema historian/cinema completist’s … Continue reading
“Go Fish” is a limp little Canadian comedy about a once-rich girl going through a rough summer at the lake. Only not really. As anybody remotely interested in cinema, anyone with any familiarity with “Queer Cinema” knows, that’s the … Continue reading
OK. Sure. It looks like “Oscar bait.” It’s due out in the fall, on the cusp of “Awards Season.” And Melissa McCarthy? Maybe her Queen of Comedy run is winding down. So why not take on something dramatic, a “true” … Continue reading
“Paul, Apostle of Christ” is an intimate, conversational film of the last days of the Apostle Paul, the Pharisee (Jewish zealot/judge) and persecutor of Christians who had the original “Come to Jesus” moment on the Road to Damascus. He became … Continue reading