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Daily Archives: February 1, 2021
So many movies about Mary Shelley and the writing of “Frankenstein,” and yet there’s always room for another bad one. “A Nightmare Wakes,” coming entirely too soon after the bigger budget/name cast “Mary Shelley,” or for that matter “Gothic” and … Continue reading
Men watching “4×4” might breathe a sigh of relief when Ciro, trapped inside a locked-and-bulletproof Toyota Highlander, reaches into the glove compartment and consults the owner’s manual. Women viewers? We know you’re going to roll your eyes, so just get … Continue reading
Movie Review: A portrait of “True Mothers” is Japan’s “Best International Feature” entry at the Oscars
The “comedy of manners” is a long-established tradition of Western fiction. Jane Austen collected a lot of posthumous Oscars mastering that genre. The “tragedy of manners” is less common, limited to the occasional “Remains of the Day.” But if any … Continue reading
The interminable horror period piece “The Reckoning” is a picture out of its time. It’s a Restoration plague, swirling amidst witch hunters, witch trials and positively Medieval punishments. Let’s give Neil Marshall (“The Descent”) and his team the benefit of … Continue reading