Daily Archives: February 2, 2021

Movie Preview: Thomas Ian Nicholas has to deal with Mickey Rourke, Penelope Anne Miller, Sean Astin and Lou Diamond Phillips in “Adverse”

Feb. 12 in theaters, March VOD. Man, Mickey Rourke just looks less and less of this world, right?

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Movie Review: “The Right One” goes a tad too wrong

You can’t help but root for any romantic comedy that comes along to work, because so very few of them do. “The Right One” has a few promising elements which make themselves obvious from the get-go. But the good ideas … Continue reading

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Hal Holbrook: Twain and Deep Throat — decades of movies, TV and theater, dies at 95

Just go to this link and check out the man’s filmography. Hal Holbrook had a very long, deep and interesting career. Like others we’ve spent this winter of 2021 mourning, he was active a very long time, made many memorable … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Rose-colored Russian glasses come off after a protest and massacre for these “Dear Comrades!”

The great filmmaker Andrey Konchalovskiy knows that sentimentality and nostalgia are poison pills, and has never been shy about making films that defy that maudlin tendency of Mother Russia. The director of “Maria’s Lovers” and “Runaway Train,” the films he’s … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Could the Meaning of Life be revealed by “A Glitch in the Matrix?”

People who’re seriously down the rabbit hole on any given subject are fascinating specimens, and often make for engrossing magazine profiles, book-length studies or documentary dissections. Chess fans or “The Shining” fanatics, Scrabble buffs or orchid thieves, we never tire … Continue reading

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