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Monthly Archives: August 2021
Beware the writer/director/star filmmaker who imagines his character as irresistible catnip to the ladies. Call it the “Edward Burns Delusion,” because it’s a good rule of thumb, and a cautionary one worth taking into account if you’re writing yourself into … Continue reading
Manchurian atrocities in 1940, intrigues, a moral dilemma in a fascist state. Kino Lorber has this film fest darling coming out on Sept.17.
“Really Love” invites you to tumble into its sophisticated milieu, the Washington, D.C. of African American art and artists, aspirational affluence and a romance that crosses classes. The tony galleries, early career ambitions, beautiful people doing beautiful things set to … Continue reading
“The Madness Inside Me” is a lukewarm-at-best psychological thriller about a widowed crime victim who engages in sexually charged games with the man who killed her husband. The added twist? Madison (Merrin Dungey) is a forensic psychologist. She knows the … Continue reading
A thriller with disappearances at it’s heart and a “Three Billboards”like heroine. Robyn Lively stars in this festival award winner on its way to a theater)streamer near you.
A rancher, his brother and the brother’s wife are the heart of this drama. Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Keith Carradine and Thomasin McKenzie also star in this Jane Champion film for Netflix film, slated for a December awards … Continue reading
You might remember the end of this story. A murderous Saudi sheik buys a mysterious “lost” painting by Leonardo da Vinci for a king’s ransom and tries to get it wholly legitimized by loaning it to the Louvre Museum to … Continue reading
The tennis is good, the filming and editing of the tennis even better in the French sports melodrama “Final Set.” It’s a “Big Game/Big Match” movie with all the trappings of the genre — lots of foreshadowing, an aged veteran … Continue reading
It’s a tribute to the professionalism of your typical movie set that all C-movies don’t face that mid-production attack of the giggles that impacts what we see on the screen. The film has little budget. The cast has been on … Continue reading
Ruth Platt’s “Martyr’s Lane” is horror at a low simmer, a triumph of tone over content, performances over frights. This beautifully Gothic ghost story rests on the shoulders of two angelic moppets, a film that makes its myopic simplicity a … Continue reading