Daily Archives: May 14, 2020

Movie Review: Bening and Bill Night can’t bridge their “Hope Gap”

A truism at the heart of any affair or breakup is that inevitably one person makes the decision to move on and the other is shocked they weren’t “consulted.” No matter how long the warning signs have been there, no … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Hostage thriller lacks the tension it takes to get “A Clear Shot”

As a lifelong Mario Van Peebles fan, let me take a little license as I take issue with his turn as the star of the hostage thriller, “A Clear Shot.” There’s a difference between acting the line “I’m getting too … Continue reading

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Newly Restored “Grey Fox” to virtual screen May 29

Classics, international and esoteric film distributor Kino Lorber restored this 1982 Western adventure starring Richard Farnsworth. A 4K makeover for one of the best Canadian films ever.    

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Netflixable? “Love is Blind” in this twee romance

A young opthamologist-in-training is coveted by a suicidal demolition contractor while both are treated by an on-the-spectrum therapist whom the young woman pretends to lust after in “Love is Blind,” a romantic comedy that could not be more “twee” if … Continue reading

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Next screening? “The Aerialist”

Dreya Weber of “The Gymnast” moves on to aerial work in this romantic drama, coming to video in a couple of weeks.  

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Movie Review: “Union Bridge,” a still-life passed off as a “motion” picture

A few striking images stand out in “Union Bridge,” the debut mystery thriller of writer-director Brian Levin. And he ensures we have lots of time to consider them. We soak up atmosphere on endless, pointless walks along the railroad tracks, … Continue reading

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