Daily Archives: October 29, 2019

Next screening? “Terminator: Dark Fate”

Dying to see Linda Hamilton go Old School on the New Terminator.

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The scariest movie fragment for Halloween? The banned trailer for “The Exorcist”

This abortive effort to sell the 1970s horror classic to movie fans never made it into theaters. It’s arty and horrific, images popping on the screen that play like Friedkin’s thriller’s greatest scariest hits.

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Movie Preview: Does “Waves” have Oscar buzz?

The guard is changing for filmmakers we have treated as “brand names” for years. Which is why the director of the indie horror pic, “It Comes at Night,” sort of “The Quiet Place” only Australian and somewhat less creepy, is … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Coach demands his players play hard through “The Last Whistle”

What’d the ol’ball coach tell us? All the ol’ball coaches? “Play through the whistle,” he’d say. “Play through ‘The Last Whistle.’” “The Last Whistle” is a lukewarm Texas melodrama that lets your parse that phrase and ethos. Exert yourself to … Continue reading

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Oscar Isaac takes the title role in Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter”

The writer director announced his comeback with “First Reformed” in 2017. Now, the man who directed “Cat People” and “Light Sleeper” and “Afliction” and scripted “Taxi Driver” has Oscar Isaac to star in this gambling/vengeance drama. Paul Schrader has a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Appalachian ghost hunter seeks “Light from Light”

Nothing much happens in “Light from Light,” an East Tennessee character study bathed in mourning cloaked in quiet. The lead characters meet because she’s an amateur ghost hunter, with lifelong intuitions, and he’s a grieving widower who wonders if his … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “The Grudge” never dies

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