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Daily Archives: April 9, 2021
Much of the world has been turning out sparkling, or at least amusing comedies about displaced workers finding the pluck to succeed for years. You’d think the Italian creators of “Beate (Blessed)” could have made a funnier, sunnier film in … Continue reading
Jerry O’Connell is the villain in this version of “The Most Dangerous Game” plot, a poacher hunting humans. Please tell me that isn’t a CGI rhino that attacks Rebecca Romijn and family’s SUV? June 1, the humans are the “Endangered … Continue reading
There’s nothing for it but to call the contemplative Swede Roy Andersson’s “About Endlessness” the fourth film in his “trilogy” about the futility/banality/hopelessness of life, “Living,” which supposedly ended with. “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.” And … Continue reading
No Milla Jovovich? No “Resident Evil.” Raccoon City or not.
Let’s trot out that $7 word we use for movies like “Honeydew” — “obscurant.” As in “Let’s control the release of information, futz around with the frame, the soundtrack and the editing to see if we can lure folks into … Continue reading
Today’s journey Around the World with Netflix lets us see how an Indian team approaches the classic “three hander,” the time-worn stagebound thriller with only three principal characters. “Irul” is a chatty, twisty and overwrought “dark and stormy night” tale … Continue reading
June 21, Meyers brings one of the obscure legends of British colonialism, Sir James Brooke, to life. His visit to 1849s Borneo inspired “Lord Jim” and “The Man Who would Be King,” tales of a white man ruling native kingdoms, … Continue reading
Maya Hawke’s his protege, with Jason Schwartzman also in the cast. IFC has His Coppola’s latest, “Mainstream.”