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Daily Archives: November 25, 2020
“Just What We Wanted” is a compact and quietly compelling German drama about a couple teetering towards a break-up because of their desperate desire to have a child. Ulrike Kofler’s film, based on a Peter Stamm short story, wrestles with … Continue reading
County music icon and national treasure Dolly Parton’s having a moment, thanks to being a paragon of tolerance and exemplar of COVID vaccine philanthropy. So there’s no being churlish about her new holiday Netflix musical, “Christmas on the Square.” None. … Continue reading
Netflixable? “The Christmas Chronicles Part 2” is two hours of the holidays your kids will never get back
What insipid, digitally-augmented elvish drivel is this? Rhetorical question, like asking “Who let the Dogs Out?” Because unimaginative kids’ comedy would be complete without A) a belch or two, B) fart jokes and C) a “zany” montage set to that … Continue reading
“Ammonite” is an explicit and seriously sexy sex scene wrapped in a dull period piece that illuminates neither the characters nor the titular fossils that bring them together. It’s a fine acting showcase for Oscar winner Kate Winslet and future … Continue reading
“Soul” is Pixar’s intellectually ambitious companion piece to “Inside/Out,” a whimsical “Outside/In” take on what makes us human. It’s comical, but not really a comedy, spiritual without being all that deep. But as it grapples with what drives a creative … Continue reading