Daily Archives: February 12, 2020

Netflixable? “Whisky”captures the lonely ache of a loveless life

    Desperation has rarely been as quiet as Mirella Pascual plays it in “Whisky,” an understated character study in loneliness that is one of the most celebrated films to ever come out of Uruguay. This 2004 jewel is about … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Is this “All You Ever Wished For?”

  All most screenwriters ever want, the old Hollywood joke goes, is the chance to direct. “All You Ever Wished For” is thus cautionary on multiple levels. Writer-director Barry Morrow scripted “Rain Man” and the teens-build-a-solar-car-for-teacher Halle Berry comedy “Race … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Here’s that long-awaited trailer to Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch”

Anjelica and Bill, Benecio, Tilda and Willem and Owen and Liev and and Frances M. and Elisabeth and Cecile and Lea and Timothee and Saoirse and Adrian and Jeffrey Wright! And EVERYbody else. Hot. Damn. July 24.  

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Movie Review: A marriage snowed-under, and it’s “Downhill” from there

“Downhill” is a reminder that one isn’t required — by cinematic law — to faithfully remake a Scandinavian darker-than-dark comedy about a marriage buried when a husband flees an avalanche that might have killed his wife and family. “Force Majeure” … Continue reading

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Next screening? “The Photograph” — a little romance for Valentine’s Day

Issa Rae meets Lakeith Stanfield — two actors on the rise, her personal family history…and sparks. Universal hasn’t been previewing this one, no reviews are up yet. But it looks promising, so maybe they’re saving the surprise. “The Photograph” opens … Continue reading

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