Daily Archives: February 23, 2021

Movie Preview: Norway’s Best International Feature Oscar contender — “Hope”

Love, and a terminal diagnosis. Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård co-star as “artist partners” put to the relationship test when she is diagnosed with cancer. “Hope” is a shortlisted Oscar contender, so a nomination would ensure it’d get some … Continue reading

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Netflixable? A Taiwanese dark comedy, “Classmates Minus”

The director of “The Great Buddha +,” an award-winning Taiwanese crime dramedy, takes a stab at dark farce for his second feature film. He thought it’d be funny to title it “Classmates Minus,” as he’s made a dark and deadpan … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Cowardly “Blithe Spirit” never quite returns to life

Damn, blast and infernal curses. What have these well-meaning ninnies done to “Blithe Spirit?” A game, sometimes arch cast and lush period design are wasted on a film that bears a faint resemblance to the play by Noel Coward. Oh … Continue reading

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Frank Oz has no shame. Never has.

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