Daily Archives: June 16, 2021

Movie Review: Mob son never forgets to bring “The Birthday Cake”

“The Birthday Cake” is a lurid, blood-and-marinara-soaked mob movie, another tale of “this neighborhood’s changing” thanks to shifting demographics and an aging mafioso losing his grip. It’s also a coming-of-age story about a kid who wasn’t tough the first time … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Lovely-to-look-at-“Luca” is for tiny bambinos

Disney/Pixar’s animated “Luca” is “The Little Mermaid” without the heart, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” without the laughs. It’s a dull if gorgeous-looking time-killer aimed at a very young and undemanding audience, perhaps not too young to ask “Mom, … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: A Cowboys vs. A Creature Feature — “Skinwalker “

Mid July from UnCork’d.

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Classic Film Review: “A Walk in the Sun” (1945) WWII filmed as it was happening

Has there ever been a World War II classic that starts as clumsily as “A Walk on the Sun?” Corny ballad with printed sing-along lyrics, a poorly-faked landing craft voyage that never gives you any sense that the GIs on … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Model/Actress Gia Skova writes, directs and stars in “The Serpent”

About “The Serpent,” the spy thriller scripted, directed and starring model Gia Skova. Every other filmmaker who has had her or his finished movie described as “incoherent” or “makes no sense at all” is owed an apology after this. “The … Continue reading

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