Daily Archives: July 13, 2020

Movie Review: GIs are spooked by “Ghosts of War”

World War II GIs are sent to hold a remote French chateau, and confront the ghosts of those the Nazis murdered there — and maybe a few demons of their own — in “Ghosts of War.” The temptation is strong … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Nobel Prize-winning novelist, a movie starring Depp, R Patts and Oscar winner Mark Rylance — “Waiting for the Barbarians”

The South African novelist J.M Coetzee adapted his own allegorical novel for Colombian director Ciro Guerra. Not a bad cast — Robert Pattinson, Johnny Depp, Greta Scacchi, Gana Bayarsaikhan and Mark Rylance. Look for this one Aug 7.   

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Movie Review: Norway and Jenny Slate shimmer in “The Sunlit Night”

Art, love, travel and mourning find their way into “The Sunlit Night,” a star vehicle that gives Jenny Slate her best showcase since “The Obvious Child.” This indie film, stuffed with a colorful supporting cast that includes Gillian Anderson, Zach … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: So was “Catch-22” the failure we remember it to be?

Perhaps it took a humorless, career-crippling George Clooney TV version of Joseph Heller’s novel to make us better appreciate Mike Nichols’ daring, infamously-expensive version of “Catch-22.” Released at the height of the Vietnam War, suffering in comparison to Robert Altman’s … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Maria,” the last assassin Filipino mobsters should cross

Immerse yourself in any country’s native cinema and you quickly pick up on the same range of quality that everyone, from Hollywood to Pinewood, Bollywood to Nollywood shares. There’s good, there’s bad, and there’s ugly. “Maria” is a superficially slick … Continue reading

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