Daily Archives: July 7, 2020

Netflixable? Korean crooks are prey in “Time to Hunt (Sanyangeui sigan)”

A nerve-wracking Korean heist-gone-wrong thriller goes seriously wrong itself when “Time to Hunt (Sanyangeui sigan)” devolves into straight-up melodrama. An ill-conceived armed-robbery, a naive “crew” that figures it’s gotten away clean when it hasn’t, and all the resources of the … Continue reading

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RIP Jack Garner, a “hale fellow, well-met” among movie critics

A couple of days late getting to this, but longtime Gannett Newspapers film critic Jack Garner died over the weekend. I used to run into him at film festivals, Hollywood and New York new-release junkets, etc., a hard guy to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Relic” asks “Where’s Gran?” Do we want to know the answer?

“Relic” may be shrouded in gloom and fog, draped in the trappings of many a haunted house thriller. But its most revealing lines of dialogue can be appreciated by everyone, even those who don’t believe a house can be haunted. … Continue reading

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AMC, Regal and Cinemark sue New Jersey for opening churches, but not cinemas

So if churches are getting payroll relief stimulus just like any other business, they should be subject to the same other times as any other business, right? That’s the logic applied to this suit. Churches aren’t “special.” They are like … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Tech scientist wants to preserve what matters most in the “Archive”

“Archive” is a slick, moody sci-fi mashup, a thoughtful thriller cobbled together from a lot of better films that came before it. The central premise — a scientist tries to engineer a robot to hold his wife’s “soul” — has … Continue reading

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