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Daily Archives: June 15, 2021
A Central American thriller leaning more on mood than thrills, “Tragic Jungle (Selva trágica)” plays like an Edgar Allan Poe tale adapted by Joseph Conrad. It’s a “Heart of Darkness” jungle story with a supernatural threat, a kidnapped woman whose … Continue reading
June 25, we find out if the laughs are scary or of the frights are hilarious.
Movie Preview: A twitter thread becomes a lurid dramedy about stripping, tripping, tricking and sassing — “Zola”
Taylor Paige (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) and Riley Keough cut loose, let it all hang out and shake their money-makers, with Elvis’s granddaughter trying to out-Black Paige’s title character, culturally-appropriating slang, tone, the works. June 30, this film fest darling … Continue reading
Obscurant, trippy and more “Shakespeare Adjacent” than an adaptation of “Hamlet” or its tragic female lead, “Finding Ophelia” is one of the more visually-arresting misfires you’ll encounter on the big screen. The acting is so wooden (line readings in particular) … Continue reading
This has “Terminator” time travel and news of an “Independence Day” level alien threat from the future. “The Tomorrow War,” directed by Lego pic vet Chris McKay, comes to Amazon Prime Video July 2. https://youtu.be/RQjEbkV-9ZM
Viewing the Doc Holliday Western “‘Doc’” cold is quite an eye-opener. You see the cast, wonder why any picture with Faye Dunaway at her post “Bonnie & Clyde” peak isn’t more notorious and note the other novelties in the credits. … Continue reading
With other films coming out in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, the trait that makes Dawn Porter’s “Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer” stand out is the context, and the drama of “proof.” Her National … Continue reading