Daily Archives: April 14, 2020

Preview: Fisheries and fishermen, drugs and murder in “HIGHTOWN

A new Starz series with an arresting setting and a little known cast. “A murder investigation” on the fishing coast.”

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Netflixable? Mutants pull heists in “Code 8”

“Code 8” is a “mutants” movie in everything but name, cast and backing studio. No “Marvel,” no Hugh Jackman and frenemies. Just a lesser known cast in a very familiar scenario, people with “special powers” resented, discriminated against with lots … Continue reading

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Movie Review: On the run, on the road in Southern Italy — “Twin Flower”

“Twin Flower” is a solid if static on-the-road thriller that loses its way when it stops running. It’s a quiet character piece with little dialogue, as writer-director Laura Luchetti (“Hayfever”) throws two mismatched teens together in the half-ruined, half-empty South … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Meditating meetings with E.T. — “Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind”

In recent years, the UFO community has relished various military and governmental agencies’ confirmation that they’ve been looking into Unidentified Flying Objects and that they’re taking the subject seriously, even releasing some credible and incredible close encounter footage to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Netflixable? In Spain, beware “The Fury of the Patient Man”

Jose doesn’t look out of place, hanging in “The Bar,” having a drink and playing cards with the boys. The goatee may make him stand out. And the fact that we never see him smile. Not ever. He’s tight with … Continue reading

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