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Daily Archives: November 15, 2018
“American Street Kid” is a bracing, revealing and almost co-dependent film about homeless teens living on the streets in what has to be the Homeless Teen Capital of North America — Los Angeles. Filmmaker Michael Leoni got to know his … Continue reading
“Shoplifters” is an award-winning Japanese drama about a little seen corner of that country’s culture — the working poor. And by “working,” I mean day labor in construction, sex club performer or ironer at a dry cleaners. But as the … Continue reading
You’ve seen the best moment from “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the sequel to Disney’s charming, “Wreck it Ralph,” an homage to vintage video games in a post-arcade world. It’s the scene with all the anachronistic but ready-to-be-empowered Disney princesses and … Continue reading
Now that we’ve scratched Julianne Moore off that short list of “Best Actresses never to win an Oscar” (Glenn Close, Margo — are you next?) she can get back to the business of making terrific indie dramedies in between the … Continue reading
We will know later tonight if “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen has a new hit on his hands with the heist thriller “Widows.” But we do know he’s rolling in rapturous notices for a decent — not great … Continue reading
Movie Review — “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the most wearying Wizarding World of all
Murky to the point of sleep-inducing, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a lot like watching an entire Wizarding World movie through Newt Scamander’s tumbling red forelock. A parade of back stories involving familiar surnames (Lestrange, Dumbledore), endless exposition … Continue reading