Daily Archives: June 29, 2018

Preview, Caine, Courtenay, Gambon, Broadbent and Winstone are capering geezers (with Charlie Cox) in “King of Thieves””

This trailer is as self-explanatory as any in theaters these days. “The King of Thieves” opens Sept. 18…in the U.K.   Advertisements

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Preview, “Juliet Naked” makes comic hay with Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke

A London rom-com about a sad woman (Rose Byrne) in a dull relationship (With Chris O’Dowd? How is this possible?) who then meets, via a flaming review of her sig other’s FAVORITE indie rock icon (Ethan Hawke) said icon and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Maika Monroe and Gary Oldman star in “Tau”

Julia is just a sex kitten pickpocket, working the lurid clubs and working “it” for a few shekels a night, before heading home to her industrial dump of a loft. Then she’s abducted, trussed up like Hannibal Lecter at his … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Can “Maktub” make Israeli gangsters funny?

Mob mugs are the same the world over. Overdressing, standing around, eating Italian food, bickering about it. Even in Israel. “Maktub” is a dark Israeli comedy about sadistic thugs with style, “Master Chef” fans, the foodies Steve and Chuma. They … Continue reading

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Weekend Movies: Mixed Reviews for “Uncle Drew,” “Sicario 2,” raves for “Leave No Trace”

“Sicario” was a movie that needed no sequel. It set up a quest, twisted and turned — with shocking moments of violence — until that quest was at an end. Like too few action pictures these days, it gave us … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Second time “Sicario” offers Half the Heat in “Day of the Soldado”

    I loved the borderlands hitman thriller “Sicario,” and I’m not alone. It has this  meandering but compact narrative, brutal violence meted out by brutish men, the queasy unease it gives you about government sanctioned mayhem and a devilish … Continue reading

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