Daily Archives: February 3, 2019

Preview, Rory Culkin is the “Black Metal” frontman from (Norwegian) Hell in “Lords of Chaos”

The Oslo bands were called Mayhem and Burzum. And to say they got a little too INTO the whole dark/Goth/Death Metal ethos is an understatement. Here’s an outline of the “true” story. The film version of “Lords of Chaos?” It … Continue reading

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Movie Review: When stripping away the star’s glamor isn’t enough — “Destroyer”

The payoff comes midway through “Destroyer,” the big moment when all the street cred that Nicole Kidman has been building up with her worn, raw, nose-busted appearance in scene after scene. She’s a deep undercover cop ready to storm into … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Bosnian War veterans turn to motorcycling “Among Wolves”

The re-adjustment to life after combat is rarely an easy one. Whatever else the end of the daily peril many face brings with it can be accompanied by a loss of excitement and sense of purpose, a craving for camaraderie. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “To Dust”

Nobody is better at kvetching on screen than Matthew Broderick. Nobody. In “To Dust,” he plays Albert, a community college science teacher who keeps calling a Hasidic husband in mourning over his late wife “Rabbi.” Albert tries to brush the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Love among comrades rarely thaws in “Cold War”

The heat of a forbidden love affair runs up against the chill that settled in behind “The Iron Curtain” in “Cold War,” the latest black and white “communist era” drama from the Polish writer-director, Pawel Pawlikowski (“Ida”). The Oscar nominated … Continue reading

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