Daily Archives: April 30, 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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