Daily Archives: October 7, 2019

Netflixable? “Lady-Like” is anything but

“Lady-Like” is the kind of cute-coeds-act-coarse comedy that calls for us to revive a word that isn’t used enough these days. “Blowsy.” That’s the best six-letter description of anti-heroine Allie (Stephanie Simbari of “Coldwater”). Park her character somewhere below “trollop,” … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Marin Ireland and Jim Gaffigan look for ghosts in “Light from Light”

Marin Ireland’s been a busy bee in the 15 years since she broke into film — “Hell or High Water” and “Sneaky Pete” are a couple of highlights on her resume. Interesting that Jim Gaffigan’s agent is landing him all … Continue reading

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Netflixable? When in Lima, beware of the “Sinister Circle”

No matter what obsessed fans think, sequels have to stand-alone as films, stories that work in their own right. Relying on everybody seeing your new movie having seen the original film simply isn’t cricket. That goes for every “Mad Max,” … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Carrie Pilby” is “Young Sheldon” without the sex appeal

The reason you stay through to the closing credits when reviewing a film is basic movie-reviewing ethics. It’s a rule. Here’s another one. Never let a rom-com’s touching if obvious ending change your mind about the 90 minutes that preceded … Continue reading

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Streaming Preview: “Picard,” the new trailer

This is the one that showed at New York Comic Con. Aged favorites back on CBS All Access Jan. 23. I was never a fan of this series, but Patrick Stewart seemed to me criminally under-employed by Hollywood and British … Continue reading

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