Daily Archives: June 14, 2018

Preview, “Alpha” is a boy-meets-dog story, the First Boy-Meets Dog Story

An Ice Age tale of the “Quest for Fire” style, this family-friendly adventure pic uses plenty of CGI, but a real human and a real tame wolf to show how humanity might have come to embrace Man’s Best Friend. “Alpha” … Continue reading

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Documentary Review — “Pressing On: The LetterPress Film”

The word “artisanal” has returned to common use. “Slow food” is totally a thing. Cameras that take pictures on celluloid, music preserved on vinyl discs, “hand-crafted” and “hand-made” are valued now like they haven’t been in years. Might letterpress printing, … Continue reading

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Preview, “AXL” reminds us why August are “Dog Days” at the movies

Another action pic about an outsider kid who “finds” a mechanical, superintelligent “friend.” This time, it’s a military robot dog “lost” and then found by our young hero. A kids’ movie released just in time to send kids back to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Bao,” the charming Pixar short attached to “Incredibles 2”

From “Luxo Jr.,” the movie that served as a proof-of-concept for Pixar animation, the animation studio has made its bones on shorts. They’re generally dialogue-free, little marvels of visual CGI animated storytelling  — “Geri’s Game,” “Piper,” “For the Birds.” They … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Marriage goes on the Rocks “On Chesil Beach”

It was “love at first sight,” they remember — particularly English period piece kind of love. They’re both ever so prim and proper, a very young couple mimicking the manners ingrained by generations of observing, or in her case, living … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Tag” Celebrates those of us Never Too Old to Play

First of all, “Tag” was never going to be as riotously funny as the trailers. The tale of an “epic” decades-long game of tag, begun in childhood and taken deep into adulthood, a jaw-dropping true story freely adapted to embrace … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Superfly” lacks that O.G. Charisma

There’s a high tone sheen to the new “Superfly,” a gloss of drug-trade affluence that we haven’t seen in a movie since “Scarface.” Designer clothes, fur-trimmed pimpwear, mansions, supercars. exotic firearms and elaborate hairstyles highlight a remake that’s a shiny … Continue reading

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