Daily Archives: February 16, 2021

Writers Guild nominates “Palm Springs” and “Ma Rainey,” “News of the World” and “Judas” for WGA Awards

This is an easily defended set of nominations for best original and adapted screenplays. Quibble with “Borat Subsequent Movie Film” if you want, the omission of “Mank.” But “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “News of the World,” “The White Tiger,” … Continue reading

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Movie Review: It’s not the drive that kills, it’s the Quebec destination — “Death Trip”

You can’t review a movie based on the degree of difficulty in getting it finished. Even if it’s “Fitzcarraldo.” Ok, maybe if it’s “Fitzcatraldo.” The Canadians who filmed “Death Trip” suffered for their art. Characters run into the snow in … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Little Big Women” of a Taiwanese family cope with loss and disappointment

“Little Big Women” is a most watchable dry-eyed weeper about a family of Taiwanese women coming to grips with death, disappointment, and divorce, and those are just the “Ds” in their litany of woe. “Woe” is a bit strong here. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Beware the Death Sentence of “Paranormal Prison”

Good thrillers make you work to figure out what’s going on and assume you’re smart enough to do just that. Bad thrillers explain, explain and over-explain, as if you’re even dumber than the folks who made them. “Paranormal Prison” has … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “After We Fell” young passion is tested

What are they selling here, aside from the obvious?

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Movie Preview: “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” — Yeah he really owns it now

We will see what we see when we see it.

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