Daily Archives: October 1, 2019

Movie Review: South Korea remembers its Alamo in “Battle of Jangsari”

In America and much of the rest of the world, the Battle of Inchon is celebrated as the masterstroke of General Douglas MacArthur’s career, a surprise United Nations amphibious assault behind enemy lines on a beachhead with some of the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Dapper Nighy shines in “Sometimes Always Never”

British to a “T,” and so twee you’d swear Wes Anderson had a hand in it, “Sometimes Always Never” makes for a perfectly wistful Billy Nighy star vehicle. It’s so soft spoken and so little happens in this story of … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “In the Shadow of the Moon,” the murders begin

Dystopian and topical as hell, “In the Shadow of the Moon” lacks nothing to be a science fiction film that “speaks to our times.” It’s a murder mystery that holds our interest long after the mystery — mysteries — have … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Burning Cane” is the quintessence of sugar-cane-country indie melodrama

Perhaps the biography, the background, the fact that a 19 year old filmmaker directed this, will overwhelm it with hype. That could turn this atmospheric, setting-centric debut feature into this year’s “Beasts of the Southern Wild” or “Florida Project.” That’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sometimes, a “Wallflower” can’t be saved

Can this mass murderer be saved? That’s the rhetorical question of “Wallflower,” a dreamy docudrama about a Seattle mass shooting that is equal parts evocative and provocative. The “dreamy” part is the setting. This 2006 shooting happened at a rave … Continue reading

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