Daily Archives: September 18, 2020

Movie Review: “God of the Piano”

The mystery and the guilt associated with it drives the cryptic Israeli drama “God of the Piano,” a movie that gives away so little that the viewer is invited to fill in around the edges, early and often. Anat (Naama … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Nigerian diva gets knocked off her high horse in “Lara and the Beat”

“Lara and the Beat” is a shiny bauble of a Nigerian comeuppance comedy, a romp through Lagos affluence, pop stardom, conspicuous consumption and losing it all in a flash. Well, that’s how it begins. It doesn’t go wholly wrong all … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Carrie and Jude shimmer in “The Nest”

Real life has precious little to do with the latest frights from Blumhouse. The demons we battle come from within, the “haunting” of a house spins out of the stresses, betrayals and failings of those who live in it. “The … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: It’s hard to kick an “Alien Addiction”

Gonzo rube comedy from Down Under. Kiwiland, I think. Sept 29 this streams/opens. You KNOW I will be reviewing this one.

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Movie Review: A Nurse deals with a hell of her own making in “12 Hour Shift”

The very definition of “midnight movie” includes transgression. “Bad taste?” Sometimes. “Out there?” Ditto. “Offensive?” Almost a given. So there’s no sense in holding “12 Hour Shift” accountable for the misfortune of its timing. A movie about a lethally corrupt … Continue reading

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