Daily Archives: February 18, 2020

Movie Review: You just never know how much “The Night Clerk” sees

“The Night Clerk” is a murder mystery with a killer premise. A man with Asperger’s witnesses a killing. The movies and TV, which have treated this as a “Malady of the Month” for a few years now, teach us what … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Horror animates Shatner, Dani Lennon and Ray Wise”To Your Last Death”

This bad boy comes our way Mar. 17 — streaming, VOD.  

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Netflixable? Cuaron takes us inside his “details” for “Road to Roma”

Did you swoon over Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” his lyrical but meandering two hour and 15 minute recreation of his middle class Mexico City upbringing, as seen mostly through the eyes of his indigenous nanny? The black and white memoir won … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: Cemetery abuse going back over a century, in Louisville, “Facing East”

It isn’t just funeral homes that get caught ripping off the grieving. Cemeteries do it, too.

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Netflixable? “Miss Virginia” organizes DC parents for change

“Miss Virginia” is a thinly-scripted, flatly-directed feel-good movie about mothers organizing to do better for their children than Washington, D.C.’s school system. “Inspired by a true story,” it recounts the way a working class Washington mother figures out that the … Continue reading

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Box Office: ‘Parasite’ crawls over the $50 million mark with a big Presidents Day weekend.

Winning Oscars, doubling the number of screens to 2000 and voila, you make $6.8 million, climb to 7th place in the weekly charts and clear the $50 million mark. Finally. “Parasite” has now earned over $200 million worldwide. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-parasite-heads-huge-50m-us-oscar-win-1279671

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Movie Preview: Guy Pearce won’t have you bikers “Disturbing the Peace,” will he?

Bikers take over town to rob the bank. Marshal Guy Pearce isn’t having it.

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Movie Preview: Yes “THE SECRET: DARE TO DREAM” is now a movie

Didn’t Oprah have a hand pumping this pseudo scientific wish fulfillment fantasy nonsense? The book came out during a particularly goofy period in American gullability, back when that con man “psychic” had a syndicated TV show. Katie Holmes and Josh … Continue reading

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