Monthly Archives: June 2021

Movie Preview: Will real kids go for a digital “Clifford the Big Red Dog?”

The technical approach to this one has me intrigued. Might this appeal to the tiny the target audience? I think it might. September 17 we find out. https://youtu.be/4zH5iYM4wJo

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Next screening? “Black Widow,” at Long Last Scarlett

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Netflixable? “The House of Flowers: The Movie” tries to wrap up a popular series

“The House of Flowers: The Movie,” might have been a sequel that’s a fun introduction to the ground-breaking Netflix series about a big, affluent and very dysfunctional Mexico City family that owns a flower shop and a gay cabaret both … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “The girl with the deaf family” of fishermen sings — “Coda”

This one has the makings of the year’s biggest crowd pleaser, with Oscar winner Marlee Matlin as the mom, Emilia Jones as the New England fishing family daughter who loves to sing and — of all people — Eugenio Derbez … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Heart Transplant Decisions are up to “The God Committee”

One quick way to depress yourself about the state of ethics in medicine is to Google the phase “organ donation scandal.” Germany to China, Bulgaria to India, this life-and-death access to transplantable organs has proven as easy to corrupt as … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Drugs, old flame and crime stir things up “Downeast”

This looks good, and “Downeast,” a festival favorite, opens July 13.

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Movie Review: Defile a tribal grave, rile the “Skinwalker”

“Skinwalker” is a too-talkative walking-corpse of a Western horror tale from the auteur who churned out “Eminence Hill” and “The Covenant.” A couple of horseless cowboys (Nathaniel Burns and director Robert Conway) stumble across a Native American grave. The one … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Vatican City priests and seminarians compete on the soccer pitch in “The Holy Game”

“The Holy Game” sets out to give the Catholic Church a little image burnishing by showing how its stages a civil, sportsmanlike soccer matches among the various seminaries and schools of Rome, in and around Vatican City. It’s called The … Continue reading

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Netflixable? An Indonesian lad looking for Mom in New York — “Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens” (or “Ali & the Queens”)

Here’s a light Indonesian dramedy about a teen who comes to New York to find the Mom who left him back in Jakarta over a dozen years before. Yes, it’s a “fish out of water” comedy, after a fashion. And … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: In Atlanta, a couple discovers “Karen” is real

A little quickie exploitation flick — timely,  starring Taryn Manning, Cory Hardrict and Jasmine Burkeand and set for…BET?

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