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Daily Archives: May 20, 2021
Frenetic scenes over-stuffed with pop art/comic-bookish visuals, politically-savvy “tech is taking over” messaging and a handful of seriously silly and over-the-top moments give “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” its fizz and buzz. And Oscar winner Olivia Colman, voicing a cell … Continue reading
“I Am All Girls” is a melodramatic South African thriller about the international sex slave trade, with hints at its vast reach and its long sordid history and a suggestion that the only “solution” to it is avenging, in-the-know cops. … Continue reading
A Quebecoise drama due out June 18. It’s from Oscilloscope, so you know it’s going to be good.
When is imitation NOT the sincerest form of flattery? When you’re imitating Alfred Hitchcock, ALL of Alfred Hitchcock’s ouevre in a manic misshapen mess of a thriller meant to be an homage. “The Master of Suspense” never managed “manic,” recognized … Continue reading
Not everyone remembers that “Undine” or Ondine is a name from mythology, a water nymph of “The Little Mermaid” variety — one with a great gravitas attached to her love life. With or without that knowledge, the opening “break-up” scene … Continue reading
One big idea separates “1971: The Year that Music Changed Everything” from other music anthology documentaries bathed in Baby Boomer nostalgia. It’s the overreaching claim in the title, that “music changed everything” in that seminal year, just after the ’60s, … Continue reading