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Daily Archives: January 26, 2021
Jason Clarke, Alexandra Shipp and Nick Robinson star in this Lionsgate thriller about “the rise and fall of Silk Road, the infamous darknet site that sent a seismic shock through the World Wide Web.” Internet cops and robbers
It’s the famous walk, a steady, cat-like lope that hasn’t changed with the decades, the way he turns on a half-menacing/wholly insincere smile when he needs it. It’s the way he lowers his head and raises his eyes in glowering … Continue reading
As far as “fears” go, I typically prefer mysterious and unknown peril to frights shoved in my face, explained, back-storied and underlined. But that’s not how the “Wrong Turn” movies work. For twenty years these films have gotten good looking … Continue reading
Not sure how Netflix productions qualify as “Independent,” but somehow, they’ve garnered 16 nominations (Universal offshoot Focus had 10), and “real” indie A24 got a bunch. A wide range of films, streaming series and TV shows gained nominations, with films … Continue reading
What is it about black and white celluloid that makes its modern digital equivalent feel so flat and washed out? Is it the texture, the nearly-invisible but implicit “grain” and sharpness? The contrast between light and shadow, the many shadings … Continue reading
Horror veteran Caroline Williams, who’s been around since “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” back in the ’80s, gets a fine C-movie showcase in “10 Minutes to Midnight,” a tale of a “rabid” bat and the hallucinatory bloodlust consequences it has on … Continue reading
I blame karma for “Savage State.” You spend a lifetime bitching about “pace” and “urgency,” the notion for motion pictures to remember the “motion” part, and you’re punished with a French-Canadian still-life like this. “Savage State” is a Civil War … Continue reading