Daily Archives: January 29, 2020

Netflixable? Old friends remain “Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis)” in this Matthias Schoenaerts thriller

We charter members of the “I’d watch Matthias Schoenaerts in ANYthing” Club (Hellooo ladies.) will have see our loyalty tested, just a tad, with “Close Enemies.” This French thriller (“Freres Ennemis”) may have a great, grey look, gritty milieu and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Cane River,” a landmark in African American indie cinema, newly restored

Horace B. Jenkins made his romantic melodrama “Cane River” a couple of years before Spike Lee made his breakthrough first film. It arrived a decade before Julie Dash’s seminal indie drama of people and a place, “Daughters of the Dust.” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Lively keeps a murderous beat in “The Rhythm Section”

Director Reed Morano keeps her camera tight on star Blake Lively throughout “The Rhythm Section.” The “Handmaid’s Tale” veteran knows where her meal ticket is, knows that Lively is worth halting filming to have a baby or heal up from … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Imogen Poots and Jessie Eisenberg are trapped –literally — in the suburban maze of “Vivarium”

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Movie Preview: Scottish Catholic schoolgirls get into mischief at “Our Ladies”

A period piece, from the ’90s, music by Bowie and the forgotten sounds of the day.

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