Daily Archives: May 4, 2021

Movie Preview: “Above Suspicion” with Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke

Another May 7 release, a thriller, that literally just popped up on the date.

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Movie Preview: High School’s rough when Mom’s seeing “Paper Spiders”

Reviewing this Lili Taylor comedy, opening Friday, shortly.

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Movie Preview: Comics “Die up here” in the horror comedy “Too Late”

You will recognize the stand-up faces, if not necessarily the names they go by in this late June release.

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Movie Review: Vietnamese Dad teaches Polish daughter “The Taste of Pho”

A rigid, traditional Vietnamese dad and his Polish-born daughter stumble towards a connection in “The Taste of Phở,” a slight but engaging dramedy from Poland. Long (Thang Long Do) is chef at Warsaw’s struggling, somewhat hidebound Ha Long restaurant. His … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: J Balvin IS “The Boy from Medellin”

What’s the old joke? “Authenticity is the hardest thing to fake?” The new “countdown to my big ‘homecoming’ concert” documentary, “The Boy from Medellin,” presents a portrait of an artist under a lot of stress. José Álvaro Osorio Balvin, aka … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: Mitchum is Marlowe in Chandler’s “Farewell, My Lovely” (1975)

Robert Mitchum was a high-mileage/hard-miles 57 when he took on Raymond Chandler’s iconic private eye Philip Marlowe in 1975’s “Farewell, My Lovely,” a character immortalized by Bogie in “The Big Sleep” in a story of that had been filmed twice … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Boogeyman as afterthought — “The Water Man”

“The Water Man” is a gorgeous looking tween fantasy/adventure in the “Bridge to Terabithia” tradition, well-cast and designed to tug at the heartstrings. But the feature directing debut of co-star David Oyelowo (“Selma”) is a Bridge to Nowhere — dramatically … Continue reading

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