Daily Archives: April 13, 2018

Preview, Elle Fanning IS “Mary Shelley”

A period piece with feminist cred and that classic sci-fi horror hook hanging over it, the very young lady who wrote “Frankenstein.” This feels like an award’s season moment for Elle Fanning. Probably not, timing and all. But “Mary Shelley” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Escape of Prisoner 614”

The late Stanley Kubrick all but disowned his first attempt at making a feature film, saying “I finished it” was its singular achievement. Something one keeps in mind with every first effort at making a movie. Even one as dismal … Continue reading

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Preview, the first full “Incredibles 2” trailer gives us a villain, girl power and Bob Odenkirk

Yeah. Holly Hunter’s Elastigirl is the breadwinner, Mr. Incredible is stay at home dad and the family is blowing itself apart. Literally. Looks like a lot of fun. June 15.

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Movie Review: Survivors Recall what came “After Auschwitz”

Holocaust documentaries are often filled with numbers — the staggering death toll, the percentages of Gypsy, Jewish or homosexual populations wiped out. Here’s one that doesn’t make it into “After Auschwitz” — 66% of Millenials don’t know what “Auschwitz” is, … Continue reading

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Preview, “Hot Summer Nights” features another iffy Timothee Chalamet “love” scene

It’s a stoner romance, apparently another period piece, about a lad “coming of age” (“Such a cliche.”) one summer at Cape Cod. Dullard becomes “cool” or at least not as dull when he’s schooled in the ways of weed (Alex … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Backstabbing for Beginners” isn’t as Glib as its Title

Theo James has the poise if not the gravitas to carry the new skullduggery-at-the-U.N. thriller “Backstabbing for Beginners.” The “Divergent” hunk has to animate a generally dull account of the hopelessly corrupt, sadly-necessary “oil for food” program the United Nations … Continue reading

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