Daily Archives: June 30, 2020

Netflixable? A child’s migration odyssey — “Adu'”

There’s no sugar-coating what happens in “Adú,’” a Spanish film about the trials of human migration in Africa. The pall of death hangs over it. A child endures horrors no child should experience, and all of those deaths directly impact … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Jude Law and Carrie Coon are anything but comfy in “The Nest”

Thriller from IFC due out Sept. 18. Looks creepy enough to get the job done.    

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Netflixable? Rethinking the “Gay BFF cliche,” “Straight Up”

“Straight Up” is the quippiest, most quotable romantic comedy of the year. There’s no arguing over that. The proof is in the patter, all of it played at “on the spectrum” speed. “You’re the nicest person.” “I’m not. I always … Continue reading

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RIP Carl Reiner, 98 years well spent

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Movie Review: Getting the band back together is no laugh for “The Incoherents”

“The Incoherents,” a comedy about four pushing-50 white New Yorkers “getting the band back together,” has the perfect, dismissive put-down for Generation X. Because if “OK, Boomer” is out there, why should the MTV Kids get off Scot-free? A post-punk … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Elvis from Outer Space”

About the nicest thing one can say about “Elvis from Outer Space” is that it’s no “Bubba Ho-Tep.” I mean, if you’re gonna vamp “The King,” you need more than a title and a premise, that Fat Elvis was rescued … Continue reading

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