Daily Archives: May 21, 2020

Preview: Documentary asks, Who will speak for the bees? “The Pollinators”

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Movie Review: “StarDog and Turbocat” aim for the lowest cartoon denominator

  A lot of fine British character actors do the voices of “StarDog and TurboCat,” an animated superhero tale about a gadget-loving kitty crusader and a faster-than-a-speeding-bullet dog. It’s aimed at the very young and preferably undiscriminating, but it’s so … Continue reading

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Movie preview: “The Old Guard,” a comic book adaptation for Netflix

Charlize and Chiwetel, immortal mercenaries about to be exposed. Coming to Netflix in July.

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Netflixable? “I Love You, Stupid (Te quiero, imbecil)”

You can’t blame rom-com filmmakers for taking shortcuts. So few of them work, make an emotional and comic connection and deliver a satisfying finale, it’s no wonder that screenwriters and directors go for “sure thing,” elements that worked in romantic … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: “Caro Diario” earns a “virtual” premiere, and a fresh look

Here’s what you remember about “Caro Diario,” Italian actor/director Nanni Moretti’s “diary,” essay, love poem and comical elbow in the ribs of his beloved homeland. You remember the movie’s long, languorous opening chapter, just narrator, host and tour-guide Moretti “On … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Reel Redemption” examines faith based (Christian) films and their place in the culture

The rest of the title of this Faith TV production has “Rise of Christian cinema” in it, and while the timing may feel a little late (peaked a couple of years ago), this is a natural for a movie about … Continue reading

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