Daily Archives: January 7, 2021

Movie Preview: A plague period piece — “The Reckoning”

Creepy looking horror tale headed our way in Feb.

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Comments Off on Movie Preview: A plague period piece — “The Reckoning”

Movie Review: A quirky, quizzical “Taxi Driver” for the Incel Era — “Wade in the Water”

Murder, pedophilia, blackmail and morbid obesity figure into the plot of “Wade into the Water,” an odd and intriguing debut feature from director Mark Wilson and screenwriter Chris Retts. It’s “Taxi Driver” meets “Napoleon Dynamite” — a quirky, dark mystery-thriller. … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | 2 Comments

Movie Review: “Stars Fell on Alabama” — But laughs? Nope.

Here’s a charmless little nothing riff on “Sweet Home Alabama” starring nobody you ever heard of and filmed in everybody’s second-favorite Beaufort, the one in South Carolina. “Stars Fell on Alabama” takes its title from a Big Band era ballad, … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Comments Off on Movie Review: “Stars Fell on Alabama” — But laughs? Nope.

Netflixable? A tragic childbirth leaves behind “Pieces of a Woman”

A young woman’s flinty, brooding recovery from the devastation of losing a baby is the beating heart of “Pieces of a Woman,” an intimate if somewhat problematic melodrama from the Hungarian filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó (“White God”) and his frequent collaborator, … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Comments Off on Netflixable? A tragic childbirth leaves behind “Pieces of a Woman”

Book Review: “The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X”

Yes, this is an interesting biography to finish off in the middle of a racist/treasonous coup attempt, but there you go. And since Spike Lee and Denzel’s bio-pic hagiography on the same subject is still worth watching, I thought I’d … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news | Comments Off on Book Review: “The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X”