Daily Archives: August 27, 2020

Movie Review: “Bill & Ted Face the Music” and take a curtain call

There’s no denying the utter delight in seeing Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves back in the guises that made them famous, time-traveling slacker-rockers Bill and Ted. Winter’s broad, goofy grin, Reeves’ trademark befuddlement — you don’t realize you’ve missed them … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Binge” tries to drink and snort you under the table

You gawk. You gape. You wonder what the Hell Hulu was thinking. But hey, if Netflix and Amazon are going to push the envelope in “teens behaving badly” comedies, go big or go home, right? Thus, “The Binge,” a sipping … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Trafficking victims trapped at sea cling to “Buoyancy”

As primal as it is topical, “Buoyancy” is a brutal minimalist thriller about human trafficking in the largely-illegal Thai fishing industry. The violence is a grim slice of reality, the human suffering shockingly common and well-documented. Australia’s selection for contention … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Come Play” gives us an autistic boy’s experience of…HORROR

A haunted child, the sleepover from Hell. Focus Features has this one. High end horror, in other words. Coming out Halloween. An American “Babadook,” anyone?

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Movie Review: At long last “Tenet”

So it was a Bond film all along. All the speculation, the mystery spinning out of the trailers, the hype. And Christopher Nolan gives us his take on James Bond, tailor-made for our perilous times, a bang-on Bond film buddy … Continue reading

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