Daily Archives: December 22, 2020

Movie Review: Carey Mulligan piles on the miles and rage as a “Promising Young Woman”

That delicate English rose Carey Mulligan smears her lipstick, slurs her words and stuffs a heaping helping of brimstone and treacle into your Christmas stocking with “Promising Young Woman,” a twisty and twisted tale of personal torment and revenge. Torment … Continue reading

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Nic Cage uncovers the “History of Swear Words”

A January release on Netflix, a laugh out loud trailer, which may have all the laughs in it. Love that Nic Cage. He owns a few of these words. Samuel L. owns the rest.

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Netflixable? Cornball in Cornwall, served up by “Fisherman’s Friends”

You don’t think much about “character arc” in a movie until you stumble across a movie that forgets to tidy that detail up. In “Fisherman’s Friends,” the reliable character actor Daniel Mays plays Londoner and musical talent manager Danny, the … Continue reading

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Bingeworthy? Swedish couples weather rough seas in “Love Me”

Topic has become my go-to source for international TV series worth bingeing through in a year when mere American series just won’t do. Their latest offering, debuting on Dec. 24, is the Swedish dramedy “Love Me,” twelve episodes that take … Continue reading

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