Daily Archives: July 16, 2021

Netflixable? “Fear Street Part 3” goes to 1666 to wrap it all up

“Fear Street” shuffles off this mortal coil and shuffles out the door with “Fear Street Part 3: 1666,” a movie that takes R.L. Stine’s witch’s curse story back to the witch hunts of yore — or of “Union” — and … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: The Rush of Breaking News in LA as seen from a “Whirlybird”

“Whirlybird” is “An American Family” in Breaking News, an adrenalin-fueled rush of live, broadcast journalism as it was practiced in a huge, violent city set against the backdrop of family success, glory and dysfunction. It’s a riveting account the rise … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: “John and the Hole”

An arty thriller about a boy who holds a family hostage in a hole in the ground? Disturbing. This IFC release starts rolling out August 6.

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Netflixable? “This Little Love of Mine,” a romance hides its Oz origins

The signature achievement of “This Little Love of Mine” is a classic cinematic fool’s errand. It’s an opulent South Seas island romance shot in Australia, with an Aussie cast headed by Saskia Hampele and Liam McIntyre. And the decision was … Continue reading

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Wankers, like Cicadas, return. Eventually. “The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown”

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