Daily Archives: August 5, 2020

Netflixable? Lovers turn on one another to figure out “What Keeps You Alive”

Thrillers by their very nature string you along. The good ones invite you to second-guess the heroine or hero, put yourself in that person’s shoes, collect your wits and think your way out of a life-or-death jam. And the not-as-good … Continue reading

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Coming next week — “Endless,” high school love interrupted by tragedy

Drive carefully, kids. This Alexandra Shipp/Famke Janssen vehicle (pardon) opens Aug 14.

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Movie Review: “Again Once Again (De nuevo otra vez)”

True confession. I didn’t get a thing from actress Romina Paul’s sleep-inducing docudrama/memoir “Again Once Again.” Nothing. A post-partum depression essay on the stages of life, family history and cultural history, “De nuevo otra vez” is basically a series of … Continue reading

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Disney gets greedier — “Mulan” to Premiere on Disney Plus, for an extra $29.99

Sept. 3, Disney furthers it’s transition out of theatrical releases as it launches the delayed live action “Mulan” as a VOD streaming “extra” on Disney Plus. You subscribe to the service for $6.99, and for another $30 bucks you can … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Latte and the Magic Waterstone” is for kids who’ve just given up the sippy cup

“Latte and the Magic Waterstone” is an animated adventure for the very young, a tale with all the narrative complexity of an “Ice Age,” CG animated at a Nickelodeon level. It’s European, a Flemish production, something you can tell just … Continue reading

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Movie Review: PR pros improvise “How to Fake a War”

“How to Fake a War” is the “In the Loop” meets “Absolutely Fabulous” of “fake news” comedies. For those who don’t get the references, that means it throws amoral, self-absorbed public relations people at a “We need a war” scenario, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Comedy ponders being a “Spinster” in The Maritimes

Chelsea Peretti plays a cynically bemused and “mouthy caterer having no luck planning a wedding of her own in “Spinster,” a dry but whimsical Canadian comedy about involuntary singlehood. Peretti, of TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” plays Gaby, a Nova Scotian we … Continue reading

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