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Daily Archives: August 20, 2020
David Arquette heads the cast of this horror heist tale. This one comes our way Oct 2.
Bills Rashida’s Dad, the one who figures her husband must be cheating on her in this Apple Films production for A24, or is it the other way around?
It’s melodramatic in the extreme, with lots of low lighting and women in emotional turmoil. But Argentinian drama “The Crimes that Bind (Crímenes de familia)” is dryer and quieter than your average movie-length soap opera. Lacking even the emotional queues … Continue reading
This November release repairs the “Man of Steel” Kent parents, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, for a story of ranchers who set out to rescue a grandchild living “off the grid” (Survivalists? Cultists? Druggies?) in the Dakotas. Anything starring two … Continue reading
It happens often enough that it’s worth pointing out this neat bit of role-reversal in “The Unfamiliar.” Our heroine, Izzy Cormack, turns to her husband Ethan and says, “Stay here and call the police.” Or “Wait here, I’ll find” Emma … Continue reading
The most credible way for a story about Nigeria’s multi-billion-dollar Internet scamming industry to be told is by a Nigerian, from a Nigerian point of view. Only someone from the culture can speak freely to the attractions of this vast, … Continue reading
“Epicentro” is a lovely new tone poem to Cuba, as it is now, the Cuba behind the propaganda from within and without. Havana is shown in all its worn, grimy impoverished glory and the people in all their vibrant, increasingly … Continue reading