Daily Archives: June 12, 2018

Preview, Horror visits a Brit Boarding School Back in the day via “The Little Stranger”

I’ve made my fondness for Ruth Wilson (TV’s “The Affair”) and the omnipresent Domhnall Gleeson all too clear all too often in this space. Now, they’re paired up in a period piece set “between the wars,” with Charlotte Rampling and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Catching Feelings” finds South African twists on modern romance

There’s emotional satisfaction in hating. It helps one cope with the Curse of Relative Deprivation. “Why am I here while this rich, no-talent so-and-so is out living a better version of my life?” You know. That. And Max, the hero … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Locked Up” takes “Locked-up Abroad” to the next (laughable) level

Life would be tough enough for Mallory, a pale freckled redhead in boarding school in Bangkok. She crossed the Russian Mean Girl at school, the sort who cracks her knuckles after bloodying Mallory’s nose, hits her with “Hey, Snitch, I swear to … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Path of Blood”

It’s hard to know what to make of “Path of Blood.” The documentary begins with Islamic fanatics and narration underscoring efforts to create, or recreate “a global Muslim empire,” of making war on “the Crusaders.” That would be us. And … Continue reading

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