Daily Archives: October 10, 2019

Netflixable? “Operator” finds romance in the world of Interactive Voice Response systems

For a screen romance to work, we have to believe in the couple. Why are they together? Why are they fated to be together? “Operator” is a love story that doesn’t explain that away in a flash. The film makes … Continue reading

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Netflixable: An era dies, and everybody makes speeches about it at the “Camera Store”

The standard rule of thumb is that film is a director’s medium and TV belongs to producers. The theater? It belongs the writer and the actor. “Camera Store” is a film that feels like a play. It’s littered with showy … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Pixar’s “Onward” has a lot going on.. at least in the trailer

So, it’s about elvish teens in an elvish suburbia who are gifted with a wizard’s staff which might bring their late father back, but only delivers half of him. A “Weekend at Bernie’s” road trip ensues. I dunno about this.

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Movie Review: “The Addams Family” animates a cartoonist’s warped sense of humor

It’s daft, but not nearly daft enough. The guys who made Seth Rogen’s “Sausage Party” directed the new animated “The Addams Family,” but there’s little of that anarchy here and (thankfully) none of the vulgarity. MGM/UA and Vancouver’s Cinesite animation studio … Continue reading

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