Daily Archives: June 2, 2021

Movie Review: Kid programmer goes into “Hero Mode” to save Mom’s Video Game Company

The cheerful, generous employment of vintage second-gen video game graphics and a broad, goofy Nickelodeon/Disney Channel comedy touch are what the makers of the indie film “Hero Mode” hoped to skate by with. They don’t quite pull it off, but … Continue reading

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Movie Review: An Animated Stallion Returns, a Teen Girl discovers “Spirit Untamed”

The ideal person to review the new “Spirit” animated movie would be maybe nine, probably a little girl and certainly a fan of the “Spirit: Riding Free” TV series that spun off of the 2002 movie, “Spirit: Stallion of the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: A “failed” artist finds fame as a Finnish cartoonist — “Tove”

“Tove” is an utterly conventional biopic about a seriously unconventional woman. Tove Jansson was a Swedish-speaking Finnish writer, painter, cartoonist and caricaturist, one of the country’s most celebrated artists thanks to the pan-European fame her “Moomin” children’s books and comic … Continue reading

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Movie Review” Korean gangsters are their most pitiless in “Night in Paradise”

A big reason that critics and cineastes flocked to Asian thrillers and gangster movies way back when Hong Kong auteur John Woo was just starting out was the sense that Hollywood had shown us everything it had to offer in … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Conjuring (3): The Devil Made (Them) Do It”

Casting really good actors as the leads has paid endless dividends in “The Conjuring” films, and with every subtle, emotional gesture or realistic depiction of terror or shock, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson make that as true in “The Conjuring: … Continue reading

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