Daily Archives: May 18, 2018

Hitchcock isn’t the only director to show up in his movies — look for this face in Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed”

You’ll see it. Brownie points to the first commenter who IDs where he turns up in his best movie in years. 

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Did you catch the RBG/Ruth Bader Ginsburg cameo in “Deadpool 2”?

Well? Did you? It’s there, in the movie, a glimpse of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, star of “RBG” and played for comic effect. As you’d expect. OK, “cameo” is too specific a characterization. “Sight gag” is more exact. Go … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Defiance, despair and disowned lead to “Disobedience”

“Disobedience” is a finely-acted tenterhooks drama about religion, sexuality, tradition and isolation. It is a movie grounded in a rigid hierarchy and ritual, but with a cruel undercurrent of despair. But it takes flight on a trio of brittle, biting … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Show Dogs” won’t show up on any resumes

Here I was, all primed to drip contempt all over the first disaster of the summer cinema season, when I made the mistake of staying through the credits of “Show Dogs.” The mostly-fake outtakes from this talking critters kiddie comedy … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies: Decent reviews for “Deadpool,” “Pope Francis” and even “Book Club,” but guess who’ll clean up at the box office?

“Deadpool 2” did $16-18 million business, setting a new record for an R-rated film’s “pre-opening” opening night — Thursday. So maybe a $150 million weekend? That’s deadline.com’s speculation. Hard to guess that off marketing awareness data and Thursday night performance. … Continue reading

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