Daily Archives: September 4, 2018

Movie Review: Ozark legend conjures up a “Lost Child”

“Lost Child” is a moody Missouri thriller about a soldier who comes returns, scarred by war, only to contend with the superstitions of the foothills village she called home. It’s got remote locations and a hint of folkways going for … Continue reading

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Preview, “At First Light” suggests “something in the water” gave Stefanie Scott superpowers

There’s a little confusion over the title — IMDB calls it “First Light.”  And then there’s the release date from Gravitas Ventures. They showed it at South By Southwest, just released a trailer. So “Coming soon.” Looks like sci-fi on … Continue reading

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Preview, Rupert Everett in the role he was born to play, Oscar Wilde, “The Happy Prince”

He’s performed in films of Wilde plays, been an openly gay actor longer than any of his far more timid comperes, so this had to happen. Stephen Fry played Wilde, Everett’s Oscar captures more of the fun, so it would … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Fun Mom Dinner” rarely finds the fun in Moms cutting loose

It’s generally unwise to complain when something or someone “tries too hard,” because the alternative is always far worse. But everybody in “Fun Mom Dinner” wanted ever-so-much to make Paul Rudd’s wife’s script funny, that cast and crew must have … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Nostalgic, melodramatic “Cruise” asks ‘Where were you in…’87’

  “Cruise” is a coming-of-age melodrama seemingly displaced in time. It’s a car culture summer romance built around transportation, sex and petty theft and set to the soundtrack of what’s playing on everybody’s car radio — an “American Graffiti” parked … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Wyeth” on “American Masters” on PBS

    Long before his death in 2009, the painter Andrew Wyeth had to deal with “dead white male” dismissals. A painter of “extreme realism,” whose skill matched his talents, and whose subtlety got lost in mass popularity, high priced … Continue reading

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