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Daily Archives: August 5, 2020
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
Drive carefully, kids. This Alexandra Shipp/Famke Janssen vehicle (pardon) opens Aug 14.
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
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
“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
“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
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