Daily Archives: November 9, 2019

Netflixable? French gangsters fight a turf war in Thailand on “Paradise Beach”

Sure, it’s drinks and strip clubs, beaches and hot Thai food when brothers Mehdi and Hicham see each other for the first time in 15 years. You’ll love Thailand, younger brother Hicham crows. And not just for the scenery, the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Mexico’s shot at the Oscar belongs to “The Chambermaid”

Thoreau famously decried the fact that most “men lead lives of quiet desperation.” But the author of Walden never spent time in a modern hotel. You want to talk about “quiet desperation?” Invite a woman who cleans hotel rooms into … Continue reading

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Netflixable? In Italy, “The Man Without Gravity” becomes a global TV sensation

Your small child, grandchild or favorite niece may be adorable. But she will never be on the Italan cheek-pinching cute level of Jennifer Brokshi, playing tiny Agata in the sometimes charming Italian fantasy, “The Man Without Gravity.” Agata is about … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A “Beasts of the Southern Wild” take on Peter Pan’s pal, “WENDY”

A fresh angle, a modern take. Let’s hope it doesn’t have as much voice over narration as the trailer.

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BOX OFFICE: “Midway” dive bombs “Doctor Sleep,” John Cena rounds up the kiddies

A franchise (sort of) horror movie opening under $20 million? How could this be? Decent reviews for “The Shining” sequel did not give it much of a turnout Thursday night, or anything like an epic Friday. Deadline.com may be erring … Continue reading

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