Daily Archives: February 24, 2020

Movie Review: Dizzy 30something might be saved by “Saint Frances”

“Saint Frances” is a sentimental and sweet, coarse and edgy comedy about childcare, abortion and finding adulthood at 34. Intrigued? You should be. Writer-and-star Kelly O’Sullivan has concocted a Greta Gerwiggish star vehicle that’s laugh-out-loud funny, blushingly crude and beautifully … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Mayhem in a small town feud is delivered by “Tread”

It looked like a “Star Wars” sandcrawler, armor-plated and on massive tracks. It was welder and mechanic Marv Heemeyer’s masterpiece, 85 tons of unstoppable motorized mayhem. Because that’s what he built it for. “Tread” is a tale of a small … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Sower (“Le semeur” beguiles a French village

“The Sower” is a French parable (“Le semeur”) with hints of “The Beguiled” about it, with more romantic and less morbid intentions. A couple of compelling leads and an intriguing source of dramatic conflict help it come off. Soldiers on … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Southern Gothic with “Blood on Her Name”

If you’ve ever pondered what the label “Southern Gothic” means in cinematic terms, “Blood on Her Name” is the very epitome of the genre. From its evocative title to the working poor milieu of family loyalty, trailer parks, garages, roadhouses, … Continue reading

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