Daily Archives: September 21, 2020

Rest in Peace, Michael Lonsdale — 1931-2020

He was a good Bond villain in a daft Bond film, “Moonraker “ “Look after Mister Bond. See that some harm comes to him.” But the Paris-born French actor Michael Lonsdale, who died today at 89, was in two thrillers … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A “Foster Boy” takes the privatized “care system” to court

It might not be the best time to release a movie built around attacks of conscience. That’s a concept that’s taken a beating in the United States in recent years. We’re not living in Frank Capra’s America any more. But … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Cage and Emma Stone, Ryan R. “The Croods: A New Age”

And Cloris Leachman and Peter Dinklage and Kelly Marie Tran and Leslie Mann and Catherine Keeper and Clark Duke… Thanksgiving, the Cave Family experiences the culture clash of dropping into the modern world.

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Preview: Did Disney strip all of the fun out of “The Right Stuff?”

Tom Wolfe’s book about the early days of the space program had swagger, suspense and humor. It was inspiring but fun. Philip Kaufman’s glorious 1983 film was mythic, with the sweep of a Greek epic. It was sexy, sentimental and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Berlin, Berlin: Lolle on the Run”

Here’s a German comedy stuffed with cutesy touches but little else, a madcap scamper from start to finish that still feels static and kind of staid, and a gorgeous character who’s meant to be funny, but who makes you wish … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Once Upon a River,” starring Kenadi DelaCerna, John Ashton and Tatanka Means

A dangerous journey of self discovery? Oct. 2 this one hits Film Movement.

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Movie Review: The horrors of taking a “Shortcut,” coming to a drive-in near you

There’s something amusingly disorienting about the creature feature “Shortcut.” It’s an Italian production set in modern-day rural Italy, with a 1960s vintage Italian bus filled with English schoolkids, and an English-speaking bus driver. Read the fine print on the sign … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Kiwis crack-up over caca in “Alien Addiction

If there’s such a thing as “universal humor,” it’s got to be toilet-based. Planet to planet, galaxy by galaxy — excrement, poop, caca, dung — no matter how you polish it, a turd’s a turd. And talking about it, showing … Continue reading

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Preview: Disney+ has a little fun with Marvel — “WandaVision”

A goofy, ’50s sitcomish alternate timeline riff with Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. It comes in mini series form, and yes, Kat Dennings is in it too. Randall Park, Kathryn Hahn. Looks cute.

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