Daily Archives: March 26, 2020

Movie Review: Imogen and Eisenberg, trapped in “Vivarium”

Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg play a young couple trapped in a rabbit maze housing development, forced to raise a child dropped on their cookie-cutter house’s doorstep, in “Vivarium,” a quirky science experiment in drama form. Like many a genre … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Its easier to get into Italian soccer-hooligan “Ultras” than it is to get out

“Ultras” is a bloody-minded Italian melodrama that asks the eternal question, “Can this soccer hooligan be saved?” For North American viewers, it answers a more important outsider-looking-in query. “What’s all this got to do with futbol (calcio, in Italian), anyway?” … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Bitter War widow warms, just a little, when she has to care for “Justine”

The big moment of pathos in “Justine” comes courtesy one of the best character actors in the business — Glynn Turman. He’s a supporting player, as he often is, the father of a Marine killed in the Middle East. His … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Daddario and Johnny Knoxville — “We Summon the Darkness”

The trouble with “big twist” thrillers is that you’ve got to have a lot more than twist going for you. Otherwise, the rest of the movie just feels perfunctory. “We Summon the Darkness” is a Satanic murder cult tale that … Continue reading

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