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Monthly Archives: March 2021
Young love is tested by illness and honesty issues in “Caught by a Wave,” a scenic Italian romance set against a sailing backdrop. The leads are pretty and the locales romantic, but the scenario is generic and the pacing funereal … Continue reading
Filmgoers tend to assume they’re watching “the director’s cut” of pretty much every movie we see. But despite having the job title that suggests final arbiter of “my film,” that’s often not the case. Producers and studio execs are shorten … Continue reading
With popcorn movies like “Godzilla vs. Kong,” the main thing is getting the tone right. Outside of kaiju cultists, nobody takes this nonsense seriously. So the movie should reflect that. Comic relief characters like the conspiracy nut Bernie (Brian Tyree … Continue reading
Kind of a bummer that they’re reunited in an American armored car guard pic. Scott Eastwood is in it But beggars can’t be choosers, right?
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
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
“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
Submitted for your persusal…an April 23 adaptation of H.P.’s “writings.”
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