Daily Archives: November 22, 2019

Netflixable? Agoraphobia hits Indian man hard in rom-com “House Arrest”

“House Arrest” is a 22 minute sitcom pilot lost inside a 104 minute romantic comedy. It’s got a cute couple with chemistry, a couple of wacky supporting characters, a daft dilemma and a couple of funny pratfalls. That’s not even … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Blaxploitation is back, and beautiful, with “Queen & Slim”

It’s messy, random, funny and poignant, violent and surreal, politically-charged and romantic. “Queen & Slim” is an African American art film channeling a 1970s blaxploitation, on-the-lam-from-the-law road picture vibe. As its riveting, rambling, geographically-inept two hours roll by, lurid visions … Continue reading

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Box Office: Can ‘Frozen II’ skate to $120 million? Mister Rogers to make a BO splash

Disney has an animated juggernaut on its hands, even if “Frozen 2” (They cannot be bothered to decide if it’s “2” or “II” in the title) isn’t remotely as tuneful or coherent as the original. Box Office Mojo and others … Continue reading

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Spirit Awards Nominations 2020: “Lighthouse,” “Judy,” “The Mustang” “Luce” and “Uncut Gems” compete

It would be odder than odd to see Adam Sandler walk away with Indie Spirit honors, but that’s what “Uncut Gems” could do for the critically derided comic’s career. An A24 film parked in awards season, and we have to … Continue reading

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