Daily Archives: April 25, 2020

Netflixble? A big fat animated “miss,” “The Willoughbys”

“The Willoughbys” is a kids’ cartoon conceived in that no-kids-land, the border country between “Yellow Submarine” and, oh, “Hotel Transylvania 3.” There’s whimsy and originality in the design and animation, and a trip to rehab in the screenplay. No, having … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Let’s forget “The Fate of Lee Khan”

How much time do we allow for a vintage “wuxia” picture for “the good stuff” to begin? Asking for a friend. Sure, you cut some slack for the early films in the genre of martial arts period pieces that reached … Continue reading

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How a “Reservoir Dog” socially distances

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Netflixable? A serial killer reminds us of “The Plagues of Breslau”

Hollywood has so pounded the “serial killer thriller” to death that you kind of wish they’d close the door on the subject. But here’s a Polish version that’s as sharp as a cold slap in the face, as grisly as … Continue reading

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Movie Review: An elegy for the “Working Man”

Allery Parkes has reached the “routines” stage of life. He gets up at the same time, puts on his work shirt, has his breakfast, loads the same canned-meat sandwich into his lunchbox and methodically, slowly, walks to work. Marriage? He … Continue reading

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