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Monthly Archives: May 2021
You’d think we’d explored all the possibilities of being trapped in a small space with time running out in “Buried,” and all the emotions of a life circumscribed by such limitations in “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.” Ah, but … Continue reading
Movie Review: Synthesizers, a beat box and a French gamine inspired by them — “Le choc du futur (The Shock of the Future)”
A pretty young French musician tries to surf the coming electronica wave in Paris in “Le choc du futur,” a “musician finds her sound” tale set in 1978. The film isn’t a tale of triumph over adversity, paddling against the … Continue reading
What a peculiar, sometimes bizarre movie “Homunculus” is, a brain-experiment sci-fi thriller that lurches between dull and downright revolting.starts with graphic brain surgery, crosses into “creepy,” and freely-acknowledges that when it does, as it dabbles in the Japanese obsession with … Continue reading
Annasophia Robb, Minks Kelly, and as a young Meyer Lansky? John Magaro.
Emily Blunt, The Rock, CCR, and “a tree” with “powers.” Did I mention the U Boat? So the cut and paste screenwriters have seen “The African Queen” and “Murphy’s War?” And every Disney movie with a whiff of magic?
We toss the phrase “Kafkaesque nightmare” out whenever we or someone we hear about is buried under the impersonal, uncaring bureaucracy of government. But what does that really imply? It denotes a solitary human, a “citizen,” trapped in the maw … Continue reading
Dennis Quaid plays a crusty, rummy old salt forced to help kids win a cash-prize fishiny tourney so that they can save their orphanage in “Blue Miracle,” a “true” tale of Cabo San Lucas. OK, “true-ish.” Cute? Certainly. Cloying? Sometimes. … Continue reading
“Good Funk” is an indie drama told in a series of sketches, interconnected lives facing a gentrifying Red Hook (Brooklyn) with despair, frustration and vague hope. There’s not much to it, but like its title, it’s a character study with … Continue reading
Well, none of us are as young as we once were. This July 23 thriller is about a family that ages rapidly during a summer trip. Ask anybody about vacations at Disney World.
There’s just enough off-the-wall stuff in Michael P. Blevins’ “Digging to Death” to suggest “horror comedy” might have been the intention here. I mean, it’s about a newly-divorced guy (veteran bit player Ford Austin) who decides to replace the septic … Continue reading