Daily Archives: June 3, 2021

Movie Preview: “The Duke,” a true crime comedy that’s raining Oscar winners — Mirren & Broadbent

This looks adorbs.

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Movie Preview: Neill Blomkamp is BACK this August, with “Demonic”

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Movie Review: Tobin Bell passes on “A Father’s Legacy”

Beloved character actors can become a movie-lover’s idea of a perpetual underdog, somebody we root for. So it is for me with Tobin Bell. The one and only “Jigsaw” has at last escaped the “Saw” series. But it’s a shame … Continue reading

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Documentary Preview: Anthony Bourdain remembered — “Roadrunner”

The chef and traveler is the subject of this July release from Focus Features. https://youtu.be/ihEEjwRlghQ

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Documentary Review: Caregiving for your parents — “It’s Not a Burden: The Humor and Heartache of Raising Elderly Parents”

“It’s Not a Burden” interviews scores of parents being cared for, in various ways and in varying degrees, by their adult children. It’s a documentary collage of caregiving showcasing the relationships that endure, even if “the roles have reversed” and … Continue reading

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Netflixable? “Carnaval” was never duller and less carnal than this Brazilian bore

How can a movie set in Brazil’s Carnival, the colorful, hedonistic Bacchanal held in the days leading up to every Ash Wednesday — unless there’s a global pandemic — come off as drab as “Carnaval?” Colorful costumes, fruity drinks, gaudy … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Tearing up Tokyo’s finest, “Hydra”

Blades and fists break out in this tiny Tokyo cafe named…Hydra. July 2 the brawl breaks out on streaming.

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Classic Film Review: The toughest “To Have and Have Not” — “The Breaking Point” (1950)

A couple of things brought this 1950 movie to mind before it popped up on “Sunday Night Noir” a few days ago. The first was Jeff Bezos over-paying for MGM and its vast library. “Intellectual property” rights used to be … Continue reading

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