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Daily Archives: May 7, 2019
The Brits beat up on this picture when it opened in Jolly Olde. But I’m still fascinated by “origin stories” from the real world of arts, letters and film. Maybe the Limey tossers got it wrong. We’ll see.
Disney buys Fox, projects get dropped and “Avatar 2” gets pushed back. Again. Is the Mouse having serious misgivings, or is James Cameron just losing interest and hoping they’ll forget it?;Little of both? Maybe Disney is waiting for comic book … Continue reading
Only Zhang Yimou would have the guts to bring an umbrella to a sword fight. One of the great stylists of Chinese cinema returns to the past and returns to something like his form with “Shadow,” a by turns austere, … Continue reading
Here’s a sentimental family dramedy about a dying woman and the family that lies to her about it and takes her back to China to visit relatives one last time, hopefully without her figuring out the purpose of the trip. … Continue reading
Cerebral science fiction is almost by definition pessimistic. For all that we can speculate and imagine and conceive as within the realm of the possible, that nagging knowledge of human nature, almost unshakeable if not immutable, casts a shadow over … Continue reading
This is how the future looks — ScanDesigned, Strindberg-dark and bleak. Oh yeah. “Aniara” opens next week.
The key to Pokémon, we’re told in “Pokémon Detective Pikachu?” “You have to be open to the experience.” So say this about the live-action-plus-the-voice-of-Ryan Reynolds take on the game, the characters, the “universe.” This “Pokémon” does a better job of … Continue reading