Monthly Archives: April 2019

Preview: Daisy Ridley is Hamlet’s “Ophelia”

Let’s see if the woman they hung the “Star Wars” universe on has the goods for a new take on Hamlet’s sad, misused lover. George MacKay is Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in this, with Tom Felton as Laertes. “Ophelia” also … Continue reading

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Next Screening? “The Intruder”

Dennis Quaid as the creepy old guy who never quite “moves on” after selling his house to Meegan Good and Michael Ealy. Looks sinister enough. “The Intruder,” directed by Deon Taylor (“Traffik,” “Meet the Blacks”) opens Friday.

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Movie Review: Beware the nasty nun of “The Convent”

Let’s not bury the glories of “The Convent” deep in the review, lost in the credits. Production designers Maria Dagher, Tony Noble and Julian Luxton should take a bow for this beautifully conceived period piece ghost story. And let’s not … Continue reading

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Preview: “For the Birds” depicts a lady who really loves our feathered friends

Chickens, ducks, maybe our heroine Kathy loves her birds too much and can’t see the problems that have come from filling her life with feathered friends . A lot of us can watch this trailer and think “I’ve seen this … Continue reading

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Documentary Review “Hesburgh” remembers a religious shaker and mover of the ’60s

It’s a disservice to refer to the documentary, “Hesburgh,” about the longtime president of the University of Notre Dame and American Catholic hero Theodore Hesburgh as a “hagiography.” But when a filmmaker cannot find anybody to say a bad thing … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Clara” looks for the answers to life’s BIGGEST questions

Scientists are always so much more magnetic and articulate, have much more of a flare for the dramatic, in the movies. But when they finally confirm there’s life, even intelligent life, elsewhere in the universe, you have to hope their … Continue reading

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Dear Filmmakers, Get your Damned Movie Listed on IMDB, Metacritic, Rotten Tomatoes and MRQE

Otherwise, your movie doesn’t exist. Otherwise, there’s no point in reviewing it. I do not write reviews just for myself, any more than you make your movie just for yourself, no matter how cute you think that might be to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Horrors one finds on “Hallowed Ground”

Here’s a hunk of horror as slow as MO-lasses on a cold day in Natchez. Slow of foot, slow to get going, slowly-delivered violence, slow of speech in that Deep South sort of vernacular, that’s “Hallowed Ground,” a nakedly obvious … Continue reading

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Next Screening? Same Sex couple learns that horror finds a way on “Hallowed Ground”

Satanic rituals and softcore lesbian porn. This version of “Hallowed Ground” is from actor turned director Miles Doleac promises to be a money-making machine when it opens in early June.  

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R.I.P. John Singleton — 1968-2019

John Singleton broke out with “Boyz N The Hood,” for which he was nominated for the best director Oscar. He was the first African American filmmaker so nominated. He built a career out of action films (“Shaft”) and movies about … Continue reading

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