Daily Archives: September 10, 2020

Movie Review: A Korean whodunit/Did I do it? “Killed My Wife (Anaereul Jukyessda)”

Who would have suspected that the perfect “whodunit” title would turn up on a Korean thriller? “Killed My Wife (Anaereul Jukyessda)” is a guilty, sinking suspicion, a question and in the end an answer to a mystery, cryptically served-up in … Continue reading

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Preview: De Niro provokes “The War with Grandpa”

De Niro and Uma, Jane Seymour, Rob Riggle, and Cheech Marin, Faizon Love and Christopher Walken. The slapstick and cute is strong in this one. Oct 9, it hits theaters.

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Movie Review: The beautifully-filmed ugly history of “Antebellum”

“Antebellum” is a gorgeously-shot but dawdling and ditzy parable on race and “the patriarchy,” told in three acts. First-time feature writer/directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz make the most of their Big Chance, opening their film with an impressive-if-not-quite-dazzling five … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Addicted to devices, our health and our democracy imperiled — “The Social Dilemma”

“Blow up your TV,” John Prine sang, in one of his most famously whimsical songs, an early plea for abandoning media and focusing on what’s personal and important. “Throw away your paper.” Half a century later, “media” is more insidious … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Schizophrenic and “I Met a Girl”

It’s a thin line filmmakers must walk when depicting mental illness in a movie. The line is thinner when the genre you’re working in is a romance, one that flirts with being a romantic comedy. The risk is, that you’ll … Continue reading

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