Monthly Archives: September 2020

Movie Review: A German POW, a romance and football — “The Keeper”

“The Keeper” is a stately, sturdy to the edge of stolid film biography of Bert Trautmann, legendary and beloved goalie for Manchester City soccer from the late ’40s into the 1960s. It’s what he did before that career that makes … Continue reading

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Barry Levinson to direct Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar Isaac in a Making of “The Godfather” movie

It’s Coppola and Robert Evans and Paramount and Puzo and the battle to make a masterpiece. This could be fun. https://deadline.com/2020/09/the-godfather-making-of-movie-oscar-isaac-francis-coppola-jake-gyllenhaal-robert-evans-barry-levinson-francis-and-the-godfather-1234588678/

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Netflixable? A dying Spanish village, four African dancers on the lam — “A Remarkable Tale (Lo nunca visto)”

Loud, manic, cute and colorful, nobody’ll confuse the Spanish comedy “A Remarkable Tale (Lo nunca visto)” for high art. But the acting’s fun. And this goofy riff on long-held prejudices, cultural decay and immigration fills the bill if you’re looking … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Coming of Age “Once Upon a River”

We see the threat long before she does. But Margo “Maggie” Crane (Kenadi DelaCerna) is 15, growing up without a mother in the pre-Internet 1970s of Northern Michigan. Her Native American Dad (Tatanka Means) taught her how to work the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Halloween plans? “The Craft: Legacy” is here to horn in on them.

October 26, this “continuation” of the teen hotties as witches cult hit is available to stream or purchase outright. Black lipstick is totally back.

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Movie Review: Who’d want to be a “Kajillionaire?”

“Kajillionaire,” Miranda July’s latest Tales from the Quirky Side, is an almost magically eccentric portrait of longing and lowlife grifting. It’s as if the filmmaker who brought us “The Future” and “Me and You and Everyone We Know” took a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: It takes a lot of women to encompass Steinhem — “The Glorias”

The girl is here, as a tween and later as a teen navigating a rootless childhood with a relentlessly-upbeat dad and a mother whose ambitious spirit was broken before her mind failed her. The young woman takes a fellowship in … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Riz Ahmed raps, falls and struggles as “Mogul Mowgli”

This opens in the UK Oct 30, with North America release probably dependent on whether it finds traction in The Old Country.

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Cameron says ‘Avatar 2’ has wrapped filming, ‘Avatar 3’ 95% Complete

The proof’s in the pudding, and that release date may move, what with the pandemic still not under control. But James Cameron told Arnold Schwarzenegger that he’s wrapped on “Avatar” and that the third film in this franchise-in-the-making is almost … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A repression allegory from Turkey, “The Antenna (Bina)”

In the alternate version of Turkey in “The Antenna (Bina),” a nationwide satellite network scheme promises to united the country and establish “the idea order,” “a single body.” Only the guy installing the satellite dish at a random apartment complex … Continue reading

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