Daily Archives: November 5, 2019

Next screening? “STEPHEN KING’S DOCTOR SLEEP”

Danny doesn’t live here…anymore.. Mrs. Torrance. Hoo boy.

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Movie Review: Old West prejudices Die Hard in the New West of “The Bygone”

It’s a little game movie critics play when we’re watching self-distributed or under-distributed indie films. Guess which scene, which moment, which element prevented this picture from winning a better studio distribution deal? “The Bygone” is a moody, mournful Modern West … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Mommy issues abound in “The Disappearance of My Mother”

Italian filmmaker Beniamino Barrese confesses to having dedicated his life to “filming and photographing my mother.” He won’t use the phrase “Oedipus Complex,” that is for the viewer to infer in watching his film about Mama, Benedetta Barzini. “The Disappearance … Continue reading

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Scorsese doubles down on market devouring Marvel

Martin Scorsese has clarified his criticism of the Franchise that Ate Film in a New York Times op-ed, no less. “Market-researched, audience-tested, vetted, modified, revetted and remodified until they’re ready for consumption” Why yes, they are. And formulaic and forgettable. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: In “Inside Game,” the fix is on

If you’ve never watched a sporting event that you weren’t sure was “fixed,” you’re probably not much of a sports fan. Things happen on the field, in the ring and on the court that go beyond head-scratching and have you … Continue reading

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Next screening? “Midway”

Let us hope the digital tech for recreating WWII Naval/airborne combat has progressed beyond “Pearl Harbor.” Cannot tell from the trailers, which have that “U.S.S. Indianapolis” video game graphics look. Without Nicolas Cage.

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