Daily Archives: April 30, 2020

Movie Review: Family from the Caucasus tries to maintain “Closeness” after a kidnapping

“Closeness” is a drama set in the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic of the Russian North Caucasus. It is depicted as a place of limited options, an uneasy “tribal” ethnic mix of populations and a grim, grey beauty that mirrors the hard people … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Netflixable? Diamonds and cash, a will and a marriage tested by “Dangerous Lies”

  “Dangerous Lies” isn’t the dumbest whodunit to come along. There’s enough here to make you guess, second guess and maybe third-guess who is doing what to whom. Maybe the situations seem a little prime-time soapy and the acting a … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Classic Film Review: How is “The Age of Innocence” aging?

nd Revisiting “The Age of Innocence” for the first time in many years doesn’t erase first impressions of the film. But it does make you marvel at the many times Martin Scorsese chose to tackle ambitious projects far removed from … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Bingeworthy? “Never Have I Ever” figured Mindy Kaling had a high school sitcom in her

You’d expect Mindy Kaling’s take on a teens-on-the-make sitcom to be edgy — kids and teachers lobbing profanity back and forth across the net, an Indian-American teen daring to call her mother a “bitch” in mid-tantrum, a 15 year-old brazenly … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | 5 Comments