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Monthly Archives: September 2020
“The Devil to Pay” is “Winter’s Bone” with Appalachian folkways and an Appalachian twang, a razor’s edge thriller about old feuds and older traditions, a world unto itself and quite different from the one “down the mountain.” Veteran bit player … Continue reading
Maggie Q makes a pretty good surrogate for the audience in the horror tale “Death of Me.” As Christina, a tourist trapped by on an Thai island about to take a typhoon hit, struggling to get around the not-wholly-hidden agenda … Continue reading
This looks lovely, but when I saw the trailer in a theater it reminded me of a “King of the Hill” episode. A lot. Mike Judge always gets there first. Oct. 9.
Glen Keane, from Disney Animation’s Second Golden Age, directed, and Pearl Studios, aka “Oriental Dreamworks” (“Kung Fu Panda”) did this, which looks several cuts above the usual mixed bag of Netflix animated films. Coming shortly to Netflix, and to the … Continue reading
A Cold War period piece starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Bill Camp. Looks delicious. Read my review of “The Queen’s Gambit” here.
He’s twice her height, but sure, this could work. Feb. 10, just in time for Valentine’s.
There’s a fast-food analogy for writer-director Andrew Cohn’s “The Last Shift” that’s too obvious to pass up. It’s gassy, not as nutritious as advertised, and in the end not at all filling. This is the debut fictional feature for the … Continue reading
This fall release covers some of the same ground as “Monuments Men” and the documentary “The Rape of Europa.” Looks intriguing.
Book Review: Disney animation history, this time seen through the women who made it great — “The Queens of Animation”
Writing for a newspaper in Disney Town, aka Orlando, the company’s long filmmaking history became one of my beats. If an animated classic was being re-released or offered up in a new medium (DVD, BluRay), I’d knock out a story … Continue reading