Daily Archives: September 25, 2020

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” coming next month on Netflix

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Movie Preview: Dystopian “sickness” haunts “2067”

Time traveling to find a cure? Australian thriller coming soon, with Kodi Smit-McPhee.

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Movie Review: Vengeance is mine, sayeth the stalker-shrink in “Guilt”

“Guilt” is an Australian vengeance fantasy about a former child trauma psychologist turned pedophile-killing vigilante. In the parlance of the happy natives of Oz, it’s bloody awful. It’s a violent thriller that suspends suspense in favor of endless scenes of … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Kiwi stoner talks to the “Dead”

As dark comedies about communicating with ghosts go, “Dead” falls closer to “The Frighteners” than “Ghost Town.” It’s funny enough in a stoner comedy way, but as its got a serial killer in it, well, you see my point. Written … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Wish Upon a Unicorn” if you believe, kids!

Cutesy, corny and little-kid friendly, “Wish Upon a Unicorn” manages just enough goofy laughs to avoid “insipid,” no matter how hard everybody involved tries. It’s a bit like that holiday evergreen “Prancer,” without the sophistication and sentiment of that reindeer-loses-his-sleigh … Continue reading

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Movie Review “El Calor despues de la Lluvia (The Heat after the Rain)”

It’s often said that if you examine an individual life closely enough, you’ll find the makings of universal tragedy, comedy and mystery. Directed and co-writer Cristóbal Serrá Jorquera gives that thesis a serious test in the Costa Rican drama “El … Continue reading

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