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Daily Archives: March 8, 2021
A tepid period melodrama set against the backdrop of Czech history, “The Affair” might best be described as a movie about a house. That’s more accurate. Czech director Julius Sevcík (“A Prominent Patient”) has made a film of Simon Mawer’s … Continue reading
Um, okay. “Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm” is a fine fun semi-scripted farce. Ripped Rudy a new one. But an Oscar contender? No “News of the World” or “Another Round” or “The Father” or “emma.” Or “David Copperfield” or…what else do you … Continue reading
A rambling, generic mobster’s-rise-in-flashback story, with a ludicrous terrorism trial as its framework, actors ranging from competent to amateurish and most of them unable to hide their disengagement from the script, “Dutch” has it all. And then you look at … Continue reading
There’s something going on in an abandoned mine in an emptied-out town in BFE, Kentucky. And the only person who can get our Cambridge scientist and his team there is a mysterious and hyper-competent Spanish guide. No, “The Devil Below” … Continue reading
If there is a simple formula for making a movie you assume the horror audience will embrace, the British thriller “Sacrilege” lays it bare for all to see. “Bare” as in nudity — discrete, teasing and of course female. And … Continue reading