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Daily Archives: August 14, 2020
Only you know what your tolerance is for dark, grim stories that offer little hope for justice in an unjust world, little hope for hope itself, for that matter. But “Watch List” is a bleak but riveting thriller worth girding … Continue reading
A layer of “icky” hangs over the French drama “An Easy Girl (Une fille facile)” that highlights the truism that “The French are different from us.” That French reluctance to “tsk tsk” predatory older men hooking up with very young … Continue reading
Whoa. Did not see THAT coming. A comedy series that began life as a cute (ish), lame (ish) NBC promo package to entice American viewers into watching British soccer? A show that tries to turn Jason Sudeikis, who has spent … Continue reading
Abortion comedies — dramedies by definition — are rare. “Obvious Child” comes to mind. Here’s one in road comedy form (Love the Trans Am) with Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferriera and Giancarlo Esposito. “Unpregnant” comes to HBO Max on September … Continue reading
It opens America’s movie theaters — the biggest chains, anyway — next weekend. A little Russell Crowe “Unhinged” it is, then.
Donald Ray Pollock’s eccentric post WWII novel parks the two Brits on Ohio in a psychological thriller. Lots of atmosphere, amIright? Pattinson is showing more range with every passing year. Damned convincing fire and brimstone preacher here. Coming soon, and … Continue reading