Daily Archives: February 15, 2021

Movie Review: Canadians who aren’t “nice” — “Mafia, Inc.”

Of all the mob hits and Mafia massacres you’ve read about or seen dramatized in the movies, nothing compares to a Capo eyeballing a kids’ soccer team, then arranging for them to meet with “an accident” during their trip to … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity” only seems that long

“The Yin-Yang Master: Dream of Eternity” is an effects-and-exposition-stuffed character-cluttered Chinese martial arts fantasy — heavy on the fantasy, light on the martial arts. Dammit. But rather than let the collage of images above suffice, I suppose I should give … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “The Act of Reading” (or dodging) “Moby Dick” inspires a film

The personal essay documentary is kind of old-hat now. Everyone who powers up a camera is at least tempted to pull a Michael Moore and make their movie largely about themselves and some sort of personal investigation or journey. Mark … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Robin Wright lives off the “Land” and off-the-grid

Robin Wright’s directing debut has a quiet, Earthy elegance about it that mirrors our image of the her as an actress and a public figure. “Land” takes the director and leading lady out of her natural milieu and puts her … Continue reading

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