Daily Archives: September 5, 2020

Netflixable? Nigerians celebrate the return of “The Lost Okoroshi”

“The Lost Okoroshi” is a shambolic satiric fantasy from Nigeria that never quite finds the laughs it’s looking for or hits the targets of its satire. It starts with promise and parks its heroic anti-hero in many a time-proven set-up. … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Movie Review: Caught on The Road, in the woods, by The River “Alone”

We’ve seen so many variations on that “stalked on the highway” plot that it’s rare that one punches through and makes itself stand out. The pulse-pounding third act of “Alone” puts it right up there with “Breakdown,” if not quite … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Netflixable? Lonely, and ready to break-up — “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

Her name is Lucy. Or Louise. Lucinda. Maybe Amy? She’s a med student, or studying physics or gerontology, a poet or a painter, a film critic or a waitress. And she lives in her head, narrating everything about this uncomfortable … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Showtime preview: “The Comey Rule”

Brendan Gleeson looks like a defining Trump impersonation, not a cute caricature. Jeff Daniels ennobles James Coney just in the casting, when the guy is plainly a weasel. But this limited cable series looks quite good, for those who remember … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news