Daily Archives: August 30, 2018

Preview, Hugh Jackman is Senator Gary Hart, “The Front Runner”

Jason Reitman directed this take on the heir apparent to the Democratic nomination for presidents, boots-wearing, boots-knocking Senator Gary Hart of Colorado. Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons star in this political drama about a politician brought … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Beware “The Little Stranger”

“The Little Stranger” is a quiet, stately Gothic ghost story, an exquisitely observed British period piece built upon understated, reserved and stoic performances by Domhnall Gleeson and the formidable Ruth Wilson. What is isn’t, despite a mood as chilling as … Continue reading

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Preview, a second trailer for “First Man”

This second peek at Ryan Gosling’s Oscar bait historical thriller raises the stakes, ups the ante and pounds home the charisma of the cast. Gosling as Neil Armstrong, Claire Foy FIERCE as his wife Janet, and Corey Stoll as the … Continue reading

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Preview, Brit Horror with a Brexit subtext, “Await Further Instructions”

A horror film directed by a fellow named Kevorkian, with English xenophobia as its subtext? We are…intrigued. “Await Further Instructions” played all the right (horror) festivals, and opens Oct. 6 in the US.  

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Next Screening, the last movie of the summer, “The Little Strangers”

An ever-so-English ghost story starring the omnipresent Domnhall Gleeson and the always scary Ruth Wilson, opening Friday, only previewing last night in some cities and this AM in mine. Horror films that hit tend to not be period pieces, brand … Continue reading

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Movie Pitch: Chinese Money, Sino-American story? “Flying Tigers”

If there’s one thing August of 2018 has underscored, it’s the growing position of Chinese money and in film production and the impact the Chinese market international and Asian-American audience at home. Everything from “The Meg” to “Crazy Rich Asians,” … Continue reading

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