Daily Archives: June 24, 2021

Movie Preview: Spoken Word poetry, as a musical? “Summertime”

This has a life and wit and energy to it that grabs you. Slam poets as performers in a street musical, “Summertime” opens July 9, expanding the following week.

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Movie Review: Showbiz Devours Stand-up comics — literally — in “Too Late”

Showbiz is littered with “make your deal with the Devil” allegories, a lot of them with Harvey Weinstein as the punch line. And that’s what the horror comedy “Too Late” toys around with, that “You came into this with open … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “Medusa” makes her debut in July

July 6 home video plays host to “evil has a new queen.” https://youtu.be/V-I4XuPlNVo

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Movie Review: Even Swedes fret over their neighbors — “The Evil Next Door”

That first encounter with your new neighbors, after you’ve bought that new-to-you house, is always a little fraught. Especially when this is their introductory line. “You know what happened there, right?” No. And where were you BEFORE we made our … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Italians seek “Security” in a rich, privileged resort town

“Security” is an Italian mystery stuffed with enough characters — each with a “secret” — that it’s a wonder Stephen Amidon‘s novel wasn’t turned into a limited streaming series instead of a movie. It’s a wholly Italian tale — in … Continue reading

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