Daily Archives: April 24, 2020

Movie Review: Death, longing and Don DeLillo — “Never Ever (À jamais)”

“Never Ever (À jamais)” is a brief French drama, with lovely settings and beautiful actors. And it finishes with a fine twist. But I’m not sure I can endorse the dull, internalized grief that comes before that finale. It’s a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hide your children when “The Wretched” are on the hunt

When the babysitter stumbles upon a crazed woman devouring the kid she’s supposed to be caring for in the opening moments of “The Wretched,” my first thought was “zombies” and second thought was “vampires.” Silly me. WITCHES. The feminine evil … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Chris Hemsworth leads and needs “Extraction” from this

    Stuntman turned director Sam Hargrave keeps the camera close to the action in “Extraction,” tight and right in the middle of the brawls and sprawl of Dhaka, Bangladesh and right in the face of his hero, Chris Hemsworth. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Sometimes, “Vanilla” is as sweet as you want it to be

A little “cute” goes a long way in “Vanilla,” a light and winning road picture romance that’s a promising feature film debut from writer-director Will Dennis. That “long way” is New York to New Orleans, where an unlikely pair — … Continue reading

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Netflixable? In Valencia, murders happen in “El silencio del pantono (The Silence of the Marsh)”

“Good villains make good thrillers,” the Master of Suspense is purported to have said. And if a writer knows what’s good for her — or him — you name that bad guy “Falconetti.” That name has turned up a couple … Continue reading

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