Daily Archives: May 6, 2021

Movie Review: Ritchie and Statham take on a vengeance thriller — “Wrath of Man”

For their fourth collaboration, Jason Statham and director Guy Ritchie adapt a French thriller into a straight-up Hollywood-style blood-and-bullets vengeance tale. “Wrath of Man” thus becomes Ritchie’s most American film, totally free of the Cockney sass and mordant, morbid wit … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: One last preview for “A Quiet Place Part II”

Let’s give Coach K — my nickname for Krasinski, you can ask him — a little screen time in the “How we got here” part of this sequel with prequel elements.

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Movie Preview: What character do aspiring screenwriters know best? Aspiring screenwriters in TROUBLE — “Open Your Eyes”

A horror thriller coming your way, and mine, June 1. Doesn’t look like much, but you never know.

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Movie Review: Serio-comic “Dead Pigs” upend this corner of China’s appetite for Greed

Writer-director Cathy Yan’s playfully cynical “Dead Pigs” is bucket of cold water dumped on Chinese avarice at the start of The Chinese Century. Before “Birds of Prey,” Yan cooked up a Chinese satire painted in broad strokes with a tiny … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Rebecca Hall is haunted by her late husband in “The Night House”

An upscale ghost story slated for late August release, this looks damned creepy. A good actress can make you believe in ghosts.

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Movie Review: Emilia Clarke goes Hillbilly Femme Fatale in “Above Suspicion”

Southern drawls lure English actors like soccer hooligans hunting for that next warm beer. And truth be told, when “Game of Thrones” siren Emilia Clarke trots out her Kentucky/Appalachian accent out in “Above Suspicion,” I have to say, I was … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A Supernatural thriller always on the “Threshold” of being good

The finale to “Threshold,” a supernatural thriller about a junkie who figures she’s possessed, is a doozy — alarming, rattling and with a neat little twist that underlines its point. And it’d have to be, considering the general snooze this … Continue reading

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