Daily Archives: June 22, 2018

Netflixable? Chloe Grace Moretz is a reporter suffering from a mystery illness in “Brain on Fire”

They used to be called “disease of the week,” melodramas about some heroine or hero fighting a strange, usually deadly illness filmed and consigned to the weak midweek time-slots of network TV. Not all of them migrated to Lifetime. “Brain … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies: Pans for “Jurassic,” “Catcher,” raves for “Damsel” and “King”

In sports, they call it a “make good” call. You blow your evaluation of one play, and bend over backwards to find a way to benefit the player/team your previous mistake hurt. It happens in film reviewing, too. When the … Continue reading

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Preview, Lea Seydoux and Ewan McGregor let a “Synthetic” Theo James come between them in “Zoe”

It’s science fiction about a near future where compatibility can be ascertained well in advance, in which synthetic people are showing up on shelves and being taught to act more human.’ Ewan and Lea are the couple whose prototype (James) … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Icelandic Grudges get grim “Under the Tree”

It helps to remember these people were Vikings, once. Get past the whole polite and smiling, tourist-friendly, global-financial-crisis exacerbating blondes taking daily dips in the volcanic hot springs, the almost unpronounceable names, the grey-black landscape of lava usually covered by … Continue reading

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