Daily Archives: March 29, 2021

Streaming Series Review: Steering a corrupt path through Russia as “An Ordinary Woman”

Leave it to Mother Russia to come up with the most complex nesting doll of a series, a darkly comic tale of suspense and interlocking stories originally produced for Russian TV. “An Ordinary Woman” reeks of cultural rot and personal … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: High-toned horror, post-suicide — “The Night House”

This Searchlight thriller has a whiff of some of the smart horror coming out of A24 these days. Rebecca Hall stars in “The Night House,” a mirror image mind-game tale from the director of “The Ritual.” It’s coming our way … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Will “Rosemary” kill the baby? “The Believer”

“Your parents. They visited.” “That’s impossible. My parents are dead…” “Then who are they?” “Nobody?” “They visited. Who are they?” “Nobody. Nobody came over.” “You know them. Who ARE they?” “Demons.” “The Believer” is a creepy pseudo-intellectual horror story, a … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Lovecraft on the cheap? “The Deep Ones”

Submitted for your persusal…an April 23 adaptation of H.P.’s “writings.”

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Book Review: A new take on the oft-filmed novelist/screenwriter Graham Greene — “The Unquiet Englishman”

In the last weeks of his life, a visitor urged the British novelist, playwright, screenwriter and poet to look back over his storied career and take pride. “A few, yes, are good books,” the author of “The End of the … Continue reading

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