Daily Archives: February 15, 2020

Netflixable? Loyalties are as murky as the plot on the “Fronteras”

“Fronteras” is a stunningly stupid, talky, meandering Border Patrol thriller set in Arizona, a movie that sets itself up as a war of wills between a righteous Mexican-American agent and the racist, rogue “Ends Justify the Means” special team that … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A lot gets lost on the “Emerald Run”

What’s the best way to make your C-movie instantly awful? Open it with this line in voice-over. “The lengths we go to for family are infinitely immeasurable.” Kids, “infinite” is by definition “immeasurable.” “Emerald Run” is the oddest action picture … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Kidnapping, torturing, all because of “The Dare”

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Movie Review: Passion and painting a “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is a sumptuous period piece about passion, feminine independence and painting set in a world of bustles and bodices and ladies wearing Empire waist. Like the process of portrait painting it depicts, it’s a … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: At long last, “The Hunt”

Another version of “The Most Dangerous Game” with “liberal elites” hunting “red state conservatives” for sport. It was delayed after assorted gun nut mass shootings last year. “Conservative” elites? It’ll dominate Fox “news” coverage in March. Betcha money. Film critics … Continue reading

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Sonic’ has a $55+ mill President’s Day weekend, “Fantasy Island” does $15

A robust holiday weekend at the box office is mostly due to video game nostalgia as “Sonic the Hedgehog” pulls in kids, parents and sentimental gamers. A decent Thursday night and a big Friday point to a total of $55-$60 … Continue reading

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