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Daily Archives: July 25, 2018
Mike Leigh’s take on the 19th century British political revolt that was crushed by armed force — a pro-democracy demonstration broken up with a massacre — comes our way Nov. 9. It was “The Peterloo Massacre,” which wikipedia files under … Continue reading
Her big screen romance fizzled, any minute now the social media darling Bella Thorne will age out teen films — comedies, romances and horror pics. “I Still See You” is after “the event,” after the apocalypse that leaves the living … Continue reading
It’s “Die Hard” in a famed British soccer stadium, with Dave Bautista killing his way through Russians (the world agrees, the best villains, well MOST of the world) to get to Pierce Brosnan. Playing a Russian. Saban Films has “Final … Continue reading
“Never Goin’ Back” is a scruffy, raunchy and random farce about two broke girls who blow the rent money on a beach vacation “Because you deserve it, WE deserve it.” And in America, we all get what we deserve, right? … Continue reading
A student composer finds herself passed-over for a scholarship for playing it too safe with her music, abandoned by her boyfriend for being dull and naive and about to lose her New York apartment thanks to a rent hike. … Continue reading
Latchkey West Coast kids, goofing off, getting into trouble in the LA of the “Mid90s.” That’s what Jonah Hill chose to write about for his writing-directing debut. The young kid finding his tribe, figuring out falling down and getting back … Continue reading
Thrillers about “Death’s Grand Design” might be my favorite kind of horror film. It’s a time-tested subgenre, but “Final Destination” is one of the better examples of it of recent vintage. “The Warning” folds that idea into a puzzle … Continue reading
Writer-director Elijah Bynum makes his feature film debut with “Hot Summer Nights,” a melodramatic and ham-fisted mashup of beachside-summer-I-came-of-age romance and birth-of-a-weed-dealer drama. But it stars The New DiCaprio, Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, and “It Follows” “It” girl Maika Monroe, … Continue reading