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Daily Archives: August 29, 2019
Classes on “JK Living, y’all! Grades are on the ‘Awright awright awright’ scale. “Matthew McConaughey joins University of Texas as faculty professor” https://t.co/Aa5Uk95JE9 https://twitter.com/HoustonChron/status/1166770659126599680?s=17
Deaf kid befriends a fugitive in frigid North Dakota. I used to live in North Dakota. This sort of “Great Expectations” thing happens all the time up there. The deaf twist offers interesting dramatic possibilities. “The Parts You Lose” … Continue reading
Movie Preview: Oscar legend Streep, Oscar winner Oldman, Oscar winner ought-to-be Banderas are in “The Laundromat”
A tale of Panama financial chicanery, with Streep as a widow investigating insurance fraud for personal reasons, and Oldman/Banderas as the rascals up to no good. A mid-Oct. release. In theaters, and on Netflix. Did I mention Steven Soderbergh directed … Continue reading
“Spider in the Web” is a well-crafted, reasonably cunning spy thriller starring Ben Kingsley as an aged Israeli agent on the hunt for proof of a company’s complicity in helping arm Syria with chemical and biological weapons. It hangs on … Continue reading
Creepy and funny. Fascinating. October.
Say what you will about the time-bending, stop-a-murder-before-it-happens poppycock of “Don’t Let Go,” the damned contraption holds your attention. Well-cast, but built on the hoariest movie murder mystery conventions, confusingly, inconsistently-plotted yet engrossing and almost moving, it reminded me of … Continue reading