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Monthly Archives: February 2020
Spreading himself pretty thin, but his track record speaks for itself…
We carry around a picture of an antiquarian book dealer or obsessive book collector in our heads. White. Male. Tweed. And there isn’t a lot in D.W. Young’s New York-centric “The Booksellers” that tampers with that. There’s tweed, here … Continue reading
The trailers for this Universal horror tale have been paranoid, overwrought and money in the bank. And the movie Leigh Whannell delivered is earning terrific reviews. That should translate for a boffo weekend at the box office, as Variety likes … Continue reading
“Ride Like a Girl” is a feel-good tale of pluck, family and breaking gender barriers in the family business. The “family business” here is jockeying, something every one of Paddy Payne’s ten offspring took up, under daddy’s supervision. A competitive … Continue reading
Movies about making movies are a favorite subject of first-time filmmakers. Yeah, it’s narcissistic. But if the rule of thumb is “write/direct what you know,” that’s the thing most obsessives who want to be in the film business know best. … Continue reading
He’s the writer. Laura Linney’s who he ended up with. Elle Fanning is the result. And Salma Hayek is, in some form, one of “The Roads Not Taken.” Sally Potter directed this March 13 release.
This looks lovely and reaches an audience the major studios neglect.
Elisabeth Moss has the best “resting tormented face” in the business. So she’s perfectly cast as a abused, haunted wife certain her dead control-freak husband is manipulating her life and attacking her and those close to her in “The Invisible … Continue reading
She is not stylish. Quiet, demure, “mousie” we used to say, she is anonymous, invisible — barely noticed and when she is, it’s to slough off some unpleasant bit of personal or busy work. She’s just been on the job … Continue reading
The jokes and impersonations tip the hand of “Addicted to Love.” Cracks about “a modern day John Cusack” and Kate Hudson, “Never Been Kissed” and hearing “Helen Hunt’s voice in your head” (“What Women Want.” A stoned Matthew McConaughy impersonation. … Continue reading