Daily Archives: August 14, 2019

Movie Review: “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”

Richard Linklater’s film of “Where’d You Go Bernadette” may offer the great Cate Blanchett a star vehicle she can sink her incisors into. But rather than a meaty meal, it’s a gooey goulash of randomly expressed “feels.” How convenient of … Continue reading

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Documentary Review — “Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America” is a real tear-jerker

A dying grandpa is feted by his family at a “Living Wake.” An ocean-loving father dies and becomes part of an artificial “Memorial Reef.” An environmental Texan checks out the scrub pine forest where she’ll be laid to rest without … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Last Call” reminds us to be careful when we dial

Two basic concepts separate the cinema from the theatrical stage. In movies, filmed video storytelling, the filmmaker decides where the viewer’s focus MUST be. In theater, the viewer gets to make that choice. This actor, or that one, or that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Harry Potter effects wizards cook up “Dragon Kingdom

The cinematic equivalent of Monty Python’s “The Cheese Shop” sketch, “Dragon Kingdom” proves that the Jolly Oldies never get over their love of curdled, cured milk. It’s a “Lord of the Rings Lite” lark, the sort of film a bunch … Continue reading

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Preview, “Parasite” — Bong Joon Ho’s latest

Hot off the presses. A thriller that’s not exactly what the title gives away. From the director of “Okja” and “Snowpiercer” and “The Host.” “Parasite” won the Palm d’Or at Cannes and opens Oct. 11.

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Preview, “LITTLE WOMEN”… again

The “Spider-Man” of chick pictures earns another all star remake. Saoirse and Emma, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet and Meryl Streep and Laura Dern. Oh and Chris Cooper and Eliza Scanlen and Tracy Letts and so many others, all gathered for … Continue reading

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Preview, Paul Feig and Emma Thompson’s “Last Christmas”

Emilia Clarke, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, a Nov. 8 release, a Brit based rom com for the holidays. Can a “Game of Thrones” vixen carry a sentimental holiday romance? Can Henry Golding, the love interest, show us more than his … Continue reading

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