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Daily Archives: March 30, 2018
Preview, Prepared to be disturbed by Ethan Hawke in Paul Schrader’s Religion in a Faithless Time drama, “First Reformed”
The first thing that jumps out at from this trailer is the film’s tone — melancholy, despairing. Ethan Hawke is a preacher at the end of his rope in this Paul Schrader drama. The great thing about the existence of … Continue reading
So not having read Ernest Cline’s YA novel “Ready Player One,” one of the first things that struck me when watching it was a “Where have I seen this sensory game-suit?” that the film trots out as The Next Big … Continue reading
Let us now plumb the mysteries and parse the meaning of a Chinese animated film. No, I’m not returning to the subject of “Rock Dog.” But animation can be a fascinating window on a culture. Think of your … Continue reading
Earlier projections, based on tracking data, had Steven Spielberg’s spin on Ernest Cline’s “Ready Player One” under-performing at the domestic box office. $40 million was predicted. The trailers don’t do it eye-candy justice, the endless parade of Easter Eggs, inside jokes … Continue reading
Preview, We are intrigued by the neon “Sin City” noir of “Terminal” — and Margot Robbie as a femme fatale, of course
This is a real eye-popper of a trailer. Lurid colors, vamped up “Sin City/Streets of Fire” settings. Simon Pegg playing another hit man. Mike Myers acting into his dotage. Max Irons. Kind of “Kill Me Three Times” or “Seven Psychopaths” … Continue reading