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Monthly Archives: August 2018
It’s a bit maddening, but I guess that’s how a movie about abortion should be — shout at the screen infuriating. “Invisible” is a patient, quiet drama about a pregnant teenager in a country where abortion is illegal, but the … Continue reading
Just a little walk in the woods — Mother, son, Mom’s best friend. Summer, a like, a little peace and quiet. What could go wrong? You don’t know much about “Desolation” in the movies, do you? A grieving wife (Jaime … Continue reading
Cary Grant spent the last years of his box office stardom acting in ensemble pictures, top billed, but playing second banana to the likes of Tony Curtis, Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn. When it was time to take a backseat … Continue reading
Last year this weekend, the last full weekend in August, represented an historic box office low with the top dozen titles drawing filmgoers at a rate not seen in decades. It’s always one of the weakest moviegoing weekends of the … Continue reading
He’s got a face made for horror films, the voice, too. This Brit thriller (They ‘ave no possums in Jolly Olde, guvnah!) looks perverse. “Possum” opens in the UK in time for Halloween. Alun Armstrong also stars.
The toughest action pic ever filmed in Cincinnati? VOD and limited theatrical next weekend.
Peter Hedges is that rare screenwriter and director whose movies are about character and emotion and family, old grievances and new hope, a sense of place. He scripted “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” based on his novel, and wrote and directed … Continue reading
Perhaps one has been too hasty when one has declared “Is there anything worse than Imitation Tarantino, than Guy Ritchie Lite?” Because when wild card and now Oscar-winner Sam Rockwell’s involved, and Simon Callow and a bevy of screwy … Continue reading
Two strangers dressed in black arrive by train at a small Hungarian town. It’s August 1945 and this little corner of Hungary seems all but untouched by the World War that is just now winding up in the Pacific. Aside … Continue reading
How do you film a movie about the infamous jungle prison colony of French Guiana in Serbia and Malta, which have no jungle? Badly and cheaply, it turns out. “Papillon” was a best selling if largely discredited autobiography of … Continue reading