Daily Archives: October 6, 2019

Netflixable? Is anybody home at “House of the Witch?”

Critics with an uncommon affection for alliteration find movies like “House of the Witch” an embarassment of riches. It’s not that this haunted house tale is good, although it is perfectly watchable, in an empty-headed, empty-calories sort of way. It’s … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: And the new record for biggest Oct. opening ever is…”Joker,” $93.5 million

So a comic book movie that has more to do with “Taxi Driver” and “The King of Comedy” than Caesar Romero/Jack Nicholson/Jared Leto or their ilk swamped the record held by Spider-Man’s negative mirror image, “Venom.” “Joker” earned $93.5 million, … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: In Syria, “The Cave” is a last refuge, a hospital underground

We can look away from Syria. We have that option. But for those trapped there, in the civil war that’s devolved into a murderous campaign of government reprisals, “There is no way out.” Filmmaker  Feras Fayyad (“Last Men in Aleppo”) … Continue reading

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