Daily Archives: August 14, 2020

Movie Review: Filipino life can be short and bleak when you’re on the “Watch List”

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

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Netflixable? French teen contemplates the “yachting” life of “An Easy Girl (Une fille facile)”

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

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Bingeworthy? Sudeikis is a soccer Innocent Abroad as “Ted Lasso”

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 his … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Haley Lu Richardson is “Unpregnant”

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

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Movie Preview: One last retro pitch for Rusty Crowe’s “Unhinged”

It opens America’s movie theaters — the biggest chains, anyway — next weekend. A little Russell Crowe “Unhinged” it is, then.

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Movie Preview: Netflix pairs up Tom Holland and R. Patts for “The Devil All The Time”

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

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