Daily Archives: April 3, 2018

Movie Review: Pierce Brosnan tries to pin down “Spinning Man” Guy Pearce

Of all the lies the movies sell us over and over again, the myth of “total recall” — flashbacks, interrogations, reminiscences — may be the most pernicious. “Memory,” as the star of of “Memento,” Guy Pearce, says in “Spinning Man,” … Continue reading

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Preview, Kevin Hart taps into that Tiffany Haddish magic for “Night School”

He’s a drop out who mastered the art of closing the sale, but who needs to start over in order to get a gig on Wall Street, where salesmen and women are masters of the universe. She’s a teacher collecting … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Beer, Pizza and Smokes” is an Argentine underbelly drama that feels timeless, and ahead of its time

  It’s not over-selling the gritty Argentine crime drama “Beer, Pizza and Smokes” to suggest it has hints of Truffaut’s classic “The 400 Blows” about it. Or “Dead End Kids,” “Kids” or “Rebel Without a Cause.” There’s an underworld that … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Rooney Mara’s an abuse victim wanting closure from Ben Mendelsohn in “Una”

“Una” lives in the house where she grew up, cares for her sickly mother and endures the lingering stares of the neighbors. By night she prowls nightclubs in search of brusque, anonymous sex with strangers. At dawn she comes home, … Continue reading

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