Daily Archives: July 17, 2021

Movie Preview: “Respect”

This August is positively jammed with movies, all of them COVID delayed. This is one I’ve been looking forward to. Caught this trailer in my trip to the cinema today. Good cast, a real singer — an Oscar winner, to … Continue reading

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Movie Preview: Here Comes “Don’t Breathe 2”

Stephen Lang returns as the blind guy you don’t want to underestimate if you’re a housebreaker. This one comes out August 13.

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Movie Preview: An August sleeper? “Reminiscence” with Hugh, Thandiwe and Rebecca

This is the Ireland/UK trailer for this August release, a post-climate apocalypse romantic thriller about people losing themselves in nostalgia, a past they can isolation-tank themselves back to, as the planet couldn’t get its act together in time to stave … Continue reading

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Movie Review — “Escape Room: Tournament of Champions”

You’ve got to hand it to the screenwriters who brainstorm the ever-more-elaborate ways to off people in these clockwork killing pictures — the “Saw” series and their evil stepchild, the “Escape Room” movies. Are escape rooms still a thing? I … Continue reading

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Netflixable? Filipino romance promises lifelong devotion to “My Amanda”

They’ve been friends forever — OK, for at least ten years. She calls him “Fuffy,” and he knows her as “Fream.” They are “pet names,” she explains to the tattoo artist they visit to immortalize their connection. “She’s like my … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: “Ailey” remembers and celebrates a Giant of American Dance

Alvin Ailey towers over American dance like few figures in history — a pioneer, revolutionary, icon and inspiration whose works live beyond his death in 1989, as does his groundbreaking Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Pieces like “Resurrection,” “Love Songs,” … Continue reading

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