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Monthly Archives: April 2021
They’re pitching this doc as a Mother Day’s winner. Making a doc about Mom’s loss of a job? A real Hollywood move. Looks adorbs.
The rise of exercise “stars” in the ’80s appears to be the backdrop of this Rose Byrne “plucky and leotarded” dramedy. It’s coming out June 18 on Apple TV+.
As no-budget horror comedies about witchcraft go, “Bad Witch” isn’t half-bad. The implication that it’s half-good is a hill worth dying on, so let’s see if I can make this case. It’s about an aimless, slacker witch. Think of Xander, … Continue reading
There’s a grand tradition in disaster movies, one revived by “crazy” “conspiracy nut” Björn in the Swedish thriller “The Unthinkable.” At some point, this would-be Jeremiah, who years before ran off his family with his mania, looks out over a … Continue reading
In farm country, “We work in acres, not hours” lives are lived in small social circles on a big, underpopulated canvas. “Everybody knows everybody” is a double-edged sword, as people grow up with each other, remember failures and expectations harden … Continue reading
Movie Preview: Redgrave and Christoph Waltz star in a murder thriller that Waltz directed — “Georgetown”
Annette Bening plays the daughter of the murdered wife, played by Vanessa Redgrave. Waltz? He’s a gold digger, a “charming” eye-patched hustler whose marriage to an older woman raised eyebrows right up to the moment she turned up dead. Lot … Continue reading
Nah, don’t get your hopes up. He’s not playing Guiliani. This seriously malnourished courtroom thriller, previously titled “Axis Sally,” stars Pacino and Thomas Kretschman, Lala Kent, and Meadow Williams. Not a package deal that ensures much box office pull, and … Continue reading
“Cringe-worthy” comedies aren’t my favorite way to get a laugh, and “Eat Wheaties!” has a lot more in common with TV’s “The Office” that I’d typically care for. But Tony Hale makes an interesting “Variation on a Character Played by … Continue reading
What an interesting pitch for a movie. Pre-war Japan fights over the MATH of building superbattleships like the Yamato and Musashi. Color me “intrigued.”
“The New Deal for Artists” was a mid-70s documentary for public television that gathered many of the folks who benefited from Franklin Roosevelt’s assorted New Deal work projects to talk about how that Great Depression “put people back to work” … Continue reading