Daily Archives: August 13, 2020

Movie Review: Hawke and Almereyda take “Tesla” out for a spin

How do you feel about Ethan Hawke, playing the mistreated inventor Nikola Tesla in a hoarse, unaccented whisper, stepping up to the mike and covering the Tears for Fears hit, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World?” We’ve already seen the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Israeli melodrama “Broken Mirrors” takes guilt to its generational extremes

Ariela is 16, looks 14, and is all about risk and rebellion. We meet her (Shira Haas) as she’s recklessly riding, strapped to the roll bar of a fellow Israeli teen’s pickup. They roll up at a construction site rave, … Continue reading

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AMC to offer 15-cent tickets on first day of reopening

Aug. 20, one week from today, brace yourself for a movie theater mob scene. AMC is calling it “1920 prices” as a way of luring folks back into Cinemas. One Twitter wag noted that “1918 prices” would have been “too … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Yelchin and Deschanel, Hawkes, Plaza, Hinds and Langella in”The Driftless Area”

“The Driftless Area” is as good a representation of Anton Yelchin’s acting and role selection as you’re going to find. A mystical, moody and cryptic dramatic thriller with wry touches, it was “Indie” with capital “I,” so obscure as to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The romance of words, notions and ideas, “Around the Sun”

“Around the Sun” is a simple, talky two-hander — just two actors, a lovely location, a little charm and lots and lots of words.  It’s a courtship of the mind with dashes of wit, dollops of melodrama and drops of … Continue reading

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