Daily Archives: May 9, 2018

Preview, Blackspoilation classic “Superfly” goes uptown and down Mexico way in this remake

The definition of “hood hero” has changed in the half century (close) between the original “Superfly” and the slick new remake. Trevor Jackson stars, and while the haircut may scream “Pimp: The Next Generation,” think of where the culture is. … Continue reading

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Preview, “Never Goin’ Back” might be “Spring Breakers” meets “Two Broke Girls”

Augustine Frizzell’s Tale of Texas Teen Tarts — watch the trailer before siccing #MeToo on me, please — has raunchy laughs and that ever-so-intoxicating “Broke Girls” Out of, ah, HOOTS to give vibe. In the picture, two stoner/waitress rebels take … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Ex-con kid looks for a fresh start in Baltimore’s “Soller’s Point”

Deliberate aimlessness is the narrative goal of “Sollers Point,” an intimate, gritty and meandering character study built around a charismatic turn by leading man McCaul Lombardi. The film follows his character, Keith, through a month or so of trying to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: No matter what we cannot see, “They Remain”

If one didn’t know better, one might swear on a copy of “Fahrenheit 451” that the makers of “They Remain” had just seen “Annihilation” and set out to do a micro-budget/tiny-cast/no-name-cast version. They didn’t, of course. But if we’re going … Continue reading

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Next Screening? Single-mom Gabrielle Union lets the bad guys know that “Breaking In” was their last mistake

It’s Wednesday, and what do we know about movies that “preview” Wednesdays? There are two such previews tonight in my little corner of filmdom. And judging from the lack of reviews posted elsewhere, most critics are facing this dilemma. Do … Continue reading

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Movie Review: It’s hard to quit The Cowboy Way for “The Rider”

“The Rider” is a docudrama as elegy, a slice of rodeo realism that both romanticizes and demythologizes the Cowboy Way in a corner of America where that still means something. Chloe Zhao’s follow-up to “Songs My Brother Taught Me” could … Continue reading

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