Daily Archives: August 31, 2020

Movie Preview: “The Haunting of Bly Manor”

A ghost story, a little horror from Netflix, which hasn’t made much of mark in the genre.

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Movie Review: Leguizamo coaches Miami chess prodigies in “Critical Thinking”

“Critical Thinking” is a cluttered, cliched and ungainly story about disadvantaged kids becoming a formidable chess team under the tutelage of a teacher/coach who “won’t give up on them.” It’s the feature directing debut of star John Leguizamo, who plays … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “All Together Now,” break out those hankies

There are worse labels a filmmaker could pursue that “That old softie.” That’s Brett Haley’s niche. The director of “The Hero” and “Hearts Beat Loud” serves up another slice of sentiment with “All Together Now,” a high school “It’s a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Mambo Man” tries to surf the hustles of modern Cuba

The old showbiz maxim “Always leave’em begging for more” is pushed beyond its limits in “Mambo Man,” a perfectly charming and utterly predictable Cuban dramedy that is over entirely too soon. It’s about a Cuban entrepreneur, a pig and tomato … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” points a spotlight on the dark side of online algorithms

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