Daily Archives: March 19, 2018

Preview, “Unsane” asks, Ready for a Steven Soderbergh “Am I Crazy?” horror film?

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

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Renee Zellweger as “Judy”

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

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The glories of stumbling across an Orson Welles short I’d never seen — “Return to Glennascaul”

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

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Netflixable? Oh Canada, NEVER title your teen comedy “Go Fish”

  “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

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Preview, You have never ever seen Melissa McCarthy like this, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

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

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Movie Review: “Paul, Apostle of Christ”

“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

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