Daily Archives: June 19, 2021

Netflixable? “Silver Skates” is a lovely bore set in Tsarist Russia

Let’s coin a new phrase, one any movie lover will instantly “get” thanks to the state of cinema in the Netflix/Amazon/Hulu/Disney+ era. What’s a movie we’d describe as “streaming length?” It’s one that could stand editing, but run on and … Continue reading

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Classic Film Review: A WWII escape via “The Passage”

Nothing in all your or my years of watching movies will prepare you for the utter glee Malcolm McDowell expresses the moment of his “big reveal” in the 1979 WWII action pic, “The Passage.” As an SS sadist chasing a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Canadian teen wants to keep her secret, and the baby she sees as “Les Notres (Our Own)”

A reminder to parents who might consider checking out the suspenseful Canadian drama “Les Notres” in a cinema. It’s rude to throw things at the screen, and not great manners to shout at it. But variations of “Oh COME on!” … Continue reading

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