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Daily Archives: May 22, 2021
Netflixable? Your wishes are as close as your…nightmares? “Super Me”
Some seriously “special” effects and a curious time and mind-bending story are the selling points of “Super Me,” a high-gloss Chinese wish fulfillment fantasy. It’s about a guy who learns to manipulate his nightmares into dreams that grant him his … Continue reading
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Movie Review: A doormat of an agoraphobia dramedy — “Welcome Matt”
A tepid attempt to graft agoraphobia onto the weary “indie filmmaker trying to get a second film made” comedy, “Welcome Matt” neither delivers laughs nor insights to an illness a lot of people think about as a pandemic winds down. … Continue reading
Netflixable? Zack goes back to Zombieland — “Army of the Dead”
A brisk, bracing opening straight out of “The Stand,” only set to Elvis and Elvis covers, sets the tone. “Army of the Dead” is going to be jaunty, and because there’s little new that can be done with zombies, that’s … Continue reading
Movie Review: Michelangelo observes, carves and agonizes in “Sin (Il peccato)”
The great Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovskiy’s remarkable third act “comeback” in the West began with an allegorical Life of Michelangelo, a Russian-Italian co-production titled “Il peccato” or “Sin.” The director of the ’80s masterpiece “Runaway Train” had decades in the … Continue reading
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