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Daily Archives: August 14, 2019
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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