Daily Archives: February 19, 2020

Movie Review: The “Cabaret Maxime” is the nightclub of your drunken mob-movie dreams

Imagine a nightclub that’s a mad melange of old school burlesque, classic balladeers and jumped-up Portuguese Latin rock, of strippers and stand-up comedy with an occasional dominatrix. It’s old fashioned showbiz set in a mobbed-up milieu with “Goodfellas” decor, way … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Vitalina Varela” travels far to learn about the husband who left her

    The austere beauty of “Vitalina Varela” is in faces of its characters, the darkness that envelops a corner of Lisbon tourists rarely see. It’s a somber, lyrical and relentlessly understated meditation on grief and a grudge, the story … Continue reading

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Next screening? Pixar’s “Onward”

Pixar’s trailers rarely give away enough of the movie to let you write the picture off pre release. The “Onward” trailers have left me cold. But you just don’t know, even if Disney Animation has stolen their thunder, even if … Continue reading

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