Daily Archives: December 12, 2019

Movie Review: Yes, Brendan Fraser is in the Indian crime saga, “Line of Descent”

It’s a mess. And Brendan Fraser stars in it. Eventually. It takes a good, long while for Fraser, of late on the Hollywood “comeback trail” thanks to TV work in “The Affair” and “Trust,” to show up in the feature … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Lin Manuel Miranda’s pre “Hamilton” “IN THE HEIGHTS” comes to the big screen

A big 2020 release of a 2008 musical.

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Next screening: “A HIDDEN LIFE”

A World War II story about morality, not blindly plunging down the hole of doing whatever Dear Leader and his bigoted murderous minions say. A very LONG WWII story, I should add.

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Movie Review: An elegy to age, rural post offices and community — “Colewell”

Character studies are the chamber music of the cinema — intimate, uncluttered movies built upon carefully-observed and recreated details. They are movies unplugged, capturing small-scale tragedies or personal triumphs layers of quiet reflection. Not a lot happens in “Colewell,” a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Aussie and Chinese villains fear “The Whistleblower

“The Whistleblower” is a Sino-Aussie thriller with plenty of properly potent action beats, a generally engaging cast, a global chase involving wildly improbable escapes and a script rife with knee-slappingly silly plot details. A tale of a global mineral megacompany … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Clint Eastwood’s version of the tragedy of “Richard Jewell”

Clint Eastwood cast his aged eyes upon America, the flood of indictments and prison sentences raining on a Russian puppet in the White House, the daily affronts to truth, decency, morality, legality and patriotism reported by the press, and decided … Continue reading

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