Daily Archives: September 20, 2018

Netflixable? “Where’s the Money” finds laughs in the Bro/frat-bro cultural divide

The title “Where’s the Money” leans into the “plot” of this Andrew Bachelor comedy about trying to get cash from a bank robbery stashed in a flophouse that has been turned into a frat house. Oldest “caper” comedy plot in … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Nazis return from the grave for “The Hatred”

Nazi rage against the rest of the human race lives on after death in “The Hatred,” a leaden horror film that takes more than its sweet time getting to whatever “terrifying” point it wants to make. A war criminal (Andrew … Continue reading

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Preview, Young Love in the “Sugar Baby” era — “The New Romantic”

Jessica Barden writes a “sex column with no sex,” a hopeless romantic nostalgic for “romantic comedies of the ’90s” (Seriously?), picky, about to be unemployed. Then she discovers the Sugardaddy/Sugarbaby phenomenon — a re-branding for the #MeToo era of young … Continue reading

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Preview, Tiffany Haddish’s “The Oath” looks even darker in its third trailer

A politically charged comedy from producers who have “Get Out” in their credits, families divided by politics and the holidays, that’s “The Oath.”  Tiffany’s character is married to Ike Barinholtz, Nora Dunn’s his mom and John Cho is a friend … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Song of Sway Lake”

“It’s the crackle I love,” the record collector narrates to his son, who shares his passion. “We can disappear into it.” That’s where “The Song of Sway Lake” lives — an elegiac, playful wallow in the crackle of pre-vinyl shellac … Continue reading

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